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Being Frank

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Seventeen-year old Philip (Logan Miller) longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple. His dreams are dashed when his overbearing father, Frank, played by Jim Gaffigan, forbids it. In retaliation to his father's dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away in search of a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state lines, he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman. Turns out, Frank lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this bizarre revelation Philip realizes he can either blow the whistle on his father's deceit or take advantage of the surreal situation. With a well-balanced mix of comedy and drama, BEING FRANK offers an ensemble cast, led by the terrific Jim Gaffigan and Logan Miller, a chance to turn the heartbreaking into the hysterical.


  • Anna Gunn
  • Samantha Mathis
  • Danielle Campbell
  • Michelle Hurd
  • Logan Miller
  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Alex Karpovsky
  • Gage Banister
  • Daniel Rashid
  • Isabelle Phillips

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Jun 25, 2019

A quirky and entertaining deadpan comedy/drama.

Metacritic review by Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
Jun 13, 2019

Standup star Jim Gaffigan, who mines domesticity for laughs so successfully onstage, would seem an ideal choice for a man with twice the responsibilities and one big secret to hide. But Bailey and Lakin give him next to nothing to work with, and the result flops where it should crackle.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Jun 13, 2019

There is a tug-of-war here between [Bailey's] attempt to explore her characters in a very serious way with a consistent emotional basis and the demands of the material as written by Glen Lakin, which is clearly meant to be played as farce most of the time, particularly towards the end.

Metacritic review by Dan Callahan
Dan Callahan