Uncle Frank

Uncle Frank

Uncle Frank

'70s-set drama follows a Southern teenager (Sophia Lillis, It) who discovers her beloved uncle (Paul Bettany, Avengers: Infinity War) is gay when she attends the university where he works. Written and directed by Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty, and creator of Six Feet Under and True Blood.

202095 minsUSA
Drama

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Reviews & comments

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

There are some intense, heartbreaking moments in this film, but I am glad to say that the ending is not as sad as it could have been.

Variety

Variety

press

Uncle Frank recalls plenty of prior coming-out (and coming-of-age) sagas, but revisits their familiar terrain with a confident and skilled mix of humor and character-dynamic shorthand.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a frustrating filmgoing experience, but still one worthy of your time for the acting alone.

3.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

While there are a few truly moving detours along the way . . . Uncle Frank fumbles through its fairy-tale finale so fast that it sours everything that came before.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

It’s not simply that Uncle Frank becomes just another road-trip comedy — it’s that Ball resorts to clichéd or contrived narrative devices to keep the story going.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Although clearly made with earnest good intentions, this shabbily constructed work feels way too thirsty for audience love as it strings together a series of life-affirming, message-laden and sometimes embarrassingly anachronistic moments that feel too unconnected to satisfy as a drama.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

There are some intense, heartbreaking moments in this film, but I am glad to say that the ending is not as sad as it could have been.

Variety

Variety

press

Uncle Frank recalls plenty of prior coming-out (and coming-of-age) sagas, but revisits their familiar terrain with a confident and skilled mix of humor and character-dynamic shorthand.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a frustrating filmgoing experience, but still one worthy of your time for the acting alone.

3.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

While there are a few truly moving detours along the way . . . Uncle Frank fumbles through its fairy-tale finale so fast that it sours everything that came before.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

It’s not simply that Uncle Frank becomes just another road-trip comedy — it’s that Ball resorts to clichéd or contrived narrative devices to keep the story going.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Although clearly made with earnest good intentions, this shabbily constructed work feels way too thirsty for audience love as it strings together a series of life-affirming, message-laden and sometimes embarrassingly anachronistic moments that feel too unconnected to satisfy as a drama.

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