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May I Be Frank (2010)

Frank Ferrante is 54, weighs 290lbs., had a lifetime of drug & alcohol abuse and as a result contracted Hepatitis-C. He's on multiple medications including anti-depressants, undergoing ... See full summary »
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Frank Ferrante is 54, weighs 290lbs., had a lifetime of drug & alcohol abuse and as a result contracted Hepatitis-C. He's on multiple medications including anti-depressants, undergoing chemo and drinks 10 espressos a day to stay awake. One day Frank stumbles into Cafe Gratitude, a Raw food café in San Francisco, and meets Ryland, the café's manager. Ryland asks Frank, what is one thing you'd like to do before you die? Frank answers 'I want to fall in love one more time, but with a body like this, no one will love me, because i don't love myself.' Watch as Ryland, his brother Cary and best friend Conor, help Frank take on his weight, health, relationships and loving himself in just 42 days. Written by Anonymous

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Incredible movie!
15 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is wonderful to see how much care and love the various people in the movie have for a person they don't yet know, Frank. I really enjoyed how they really allowed someone to be human on camera. It was natural and real.

What was missing is really much focus on the FOODS that were utilized. Which foods did Frank start to enjoy? What happened to that black plastic bag full of fridge/freezer food (compost?) from his home? The love and respect was part of the transformation, but the quality, nourishing foods, though extremely important, seemed nearly absent in this film. Okay, he did the wheatgrass thing---but what else? In this screening, I heard not a single tune by the wonderful band the Makepeace brothers, of which one of the MAIN Characters is a part of! Their harmonies were notably absent. Perhaps this and the info on dietary changes can be adjusted for future screenings.

Go see it! It sold out the show I went to (and at least another night), and I also observed many people picking up the DVD **AFTER** they watched the film, which I feel is a very meaningful. How many great movies have you seen that you wouldn't want to watch again, even a year later? Many people, I'm sure, wanted to gift it or watch it again with a loved one.


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