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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.

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Miranda Bailey

Writer:

Glen Lakin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Samantha Mathis ... Bonnie
Anna Gunn ... Laura Hansen
Jim Gaffigan ... Frank
Danielle Campbell ... Allison
Logan Miller ... Philip
Michelle Hurd ... Marcy Kempler
Alex Karpovsky ... Ross
Gage Banister ... Eddie (as Gage Polchlopek)
Emerson Tate Alexander ... Lib
Daniel Rashid ... Lewis
Zach Selwyn ... Doctor
Jessica VanOss ... Fesitval Kid
Isabelle Phillips Isabelle Phillips ... Kelly
Theresa Burkhart Gallagher ... Shop girl
Thomas Mulzac Thomas Mulzac ... Troy
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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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Taglines:

You Can Choose Your Family

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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The premise for this movie sounds a lot like the old Clifton Webb film, "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker". See more »

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Quite Clever & Funny
11 September 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

I thought this movie was quite clever and funny. Logan Miller portrays Philip, a teenager who decides on spring break to deceive his parents and head up to the lakeside Starling Festival with his best friend.

However, upon arrival, he will get the shock pf his life when he discovers his father (Jim Gaffigan) has a complete second family. Of course, from there things will get very, very complicated.

All in all, this type of movie is not easy to get all the pieces to fit together. But I thought director Amanda Bailey and writer Glen Lakin did well here to get the elements to gel nicely. Although the movie can be sad and cutting at times, I did find myself laughing a lot and I really enjoyed the film.


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