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Being Frank (2018)

You Can Choose Your Family (original title)
R | | Comedy | 21 June 2019 (USA)
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A normal father's family life is turned upside down when his son discovers his dad has another family.

Director:

Miranda Bailey

Writer:

Glen Lakin
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Gaffigan ... Frank
Logan Miller ... Philip
Anna Gunn ... Laura Hansen
Samantha Mathis ... Bonnie
Alex Karpovsky ... Ross
Daniel Rashid ... Lewis
Isabelle Phillips ... Kelly
Emerson Tate Alexander ... Lib
Gage Banister ... Eddie (as Gage Polchlopek)
Danielle Campbell ... Allison
Hayes MacArthur ... Stan Kempler
Michelle Hurd ... Marcy Kempler
Theresa Burkhart Gallagher ... Shop Girl
Zach Selwyn ... Doctor
Stephanie Nan Stephanie Nan ... Allison's Friend
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A normal father's family life is turned upside down when his son discovers his dad has another family.

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You Can Choose Your Family

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual references and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Logan Miller plays a character in Love, Simon with a gay friend/classmate as well as in Being Frank. See more »

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Opening credits are on street signs as Philip bikes by. See more »

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it works, it's fun and funny
12 September 2019 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

I was worried by the 5.6 rating but that's not the reality of this movie. It's well put together, complex, funny and fun. Jim Gaffigan is perfect as the two timing dad, he pulls it off with believable self unawareness, clumsily but surely getting himself into and out of tight spots. All the cast were good and it was a clever and complicated set up to pull off. Writing, editing and directing this piece wouldn't have been easy so full credit for a well executed end product. The film ending was the least strong part of the story but really where could it have gone and remained believable? It was left a little open ended, and that's probably for the best, although the happy ending junkies that we are would have hoped for a tidy finish, the one they chose left you to think a little after the movie finished.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Being Frank See more »

Filming Locations:

Congers, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,392, 16 June 2019

Gross USA:

$67,343

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,343
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