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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:
Anna Gunn ... Laura Hansen
Samantha Mathis ... Bonnie
Danielle Campbell ... Allison
Jim Gaffigan ... Frank
Logan Miller ... Philip
Michelle Hurd ... Marcy Kempler
Isabelle Phillips Isabelle Phillips ... Kelly
Alex Karpovsky ... Ross
Gage Banister ... Eddie (as Gage Polchlopek)
Daniel Rashid ... Lewis
Jessica VanOss ... Fesitval Kid
Emerson Tate Alexander ... Lib
Zach Selwyn ... Doctor
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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You Can Choose Your Family

Genres:

Comedy

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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 a pleasure
10 September 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Infidelity and adultry, siblings and halfsiblings, a wife here and a wife there, never mind it tastes good, the bitter taste comes in the end whatever you do

its a comedy with a bit seriousity, alot of hide and seek, some teenage festival humour, and a whole lot of family-business. its the story about the man that has made himself two families, and have lived that life successsfully for nearly 20 years till the day he is being disclosed by one of his somns, and so the blackmailing and the whole charade starts.

its quite an original turn on the idea, and the sort of filmgenre that is hard to make a good ending on, but i think they do it well, and the acting are allover pretty good and you really feel the desperation at times. some may feel the makers are just scratching the surface of the topic , but its meant to be a comedy, and they have made a good one too( i skiped dinner to end the film)

so the grumpy old man recommends a view of this family bundle, its good and its fun...


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