Ed Franklin, a young man pursuing his dreams in Hollywood, returns home to Fort Worth, Texas at Christmas time to find his family in turmoil. His parents' marriage is crumbling and his ...
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Ed Franklin, a young man pursuing his dreams in Hollywood, returns home to Fort Worth, Texas at Christmas time to find his family in turmoil. His parents' marriage is crumbling and his relationship with his two brothers is rocky at best. The discovery that his beloved Granny has been placed in a nursing home after a stroke left her mentally disabled pushes Ed over the edge. He decides to come to his unhappy Granny's rescue, abducting her from the home against his family's orders. Ed's father Rex and brothers, Steve and Davy, set out after Ed and Granny, and a cross-country pursuit begins.Written by
Carried Away premiered at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff, Texas - the same theater that Presidential assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested at. Ironically, at the beginning of this film Ed Franklin (Gabriel Horn) explains his moustache as being for a play in which he plays another Presidential Assassin, John Wilkes Booth. See more »
Really Funny-Great All Around
I really loved this film. I saw it at a film fest and thought it was what I thought The Savages was going to be - but was not!!...and The Savages was nominated for an Oscar(and it think won)! But back to Carried Away - It was definitely a LOL movie (laugh out loud for any grannies out there) and made me feel like I am not alone in my thoughts about my own grandmother. This is what I love about independent films and so much better than Hollywood studio junk. I've read a little bit about the director and the making of the film which made me like it even more.
I think Carried Away's good for a Church Group film night, a College Film Society Night or date night at home. I would watch it again for sure!
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