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Lets Get Frank

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Product Overview

The story of one of americas most well loved and outspoken (as well as openly gay) politicians. It's also a hilarious and insightful movie about modern politics, gay life and political hypocrisy.

Specifications

Studio First Run Features
SKU 202808919
UPC 720229912303
UPC 14 00720229912303
Format DVD
Release Date 9/19/2006
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Actors
Name Frank,Barney
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Barney Frank - Narrated By
Barney Frank - Featuring
Bart Everly - Director
David Dawkins - Editor
Jonathan Van Meter - Executive Producer
The Angel - Original Music By
Yvonne Anderson - Producer
Reviews
ReviewSource The Village Voice
Review Although Everly focuses on the ridiculousness of Jerry Falwell's denouncement of the Teletubbies as subliminally pro-gay and the hypocrisy of anti-Clinton moralists Bob Barr and Henry Hyde (both hid their own adultery scandals), no mention is given to the fact that Clinton OK'd both the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay soldiers and the national Defense of Marriage Act, which set federal definitions of marriage as hetero-only and excused states from recognizing any future same-sex marriages allowed in fellow states. Certainly the Bush administration has done enough damage to make the Clinton years now seem like a progressive paradise in comparison, but Let's Get Frank is hardly frank enough.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Ed Halter
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review Following Frank over a two-year period, director Bart Everly enjoyed unprecedented access to one of the cagiest and most outspoken politicians on the Hill, but Let's Get Frank lacks candor, which is the one element that would seem to be guaranteed...A better movie might have spent more time absorbing Frank's political philosophy or observing his unconventional life inside the Beltway, but Let's Get Frank keeps falling back on impeachment footage, much of which is virtually inaudible.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Scott Tobias
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Frank,Barney
Label First Run Feature
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor Feisty, funny, and smart.
Ken Eisner, Variety A fascinating portrait of an era, as well as of a unique public servant.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post The outspoken congressman is just as entertaining as his liberal fans already know him to be.
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