Let's Get Frank (2003)
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Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank achieved an uncomfortable sort of public recognition in 1990 when, three years after he came out of the closet as a gay man, he was involved in a scandal involving his use of the services of a male prostitute. Frank weathered the storm of controversy and was reelected to office, and in 1998, when President Bill Clinton was facing impeachment in the wake of a sex scandal of his own, Frank became one of the president's most outspoken champions in Washington,
Mar 27, 2003 Wide
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Frank, who has been told he should do talk radio, is a natural in front of a camera and microphone, and his ease comes across in Everly's film.
Disappointingly slapdash and spotty in its approach.
There's nothing new here, but Frank provides a genial reminder that politics doesn't always have to take the low road.
Between skirmishes in the Capitol, we get a portrait of the congressman as an openly homosexual man, with Everly's agenda much more about Frank's sex life than his politics.
Frank is a worthy subject, but this treatment amounts to not much more than a somewhat extraneous sidebar to last month's The Hunting of the President.
Frustrating lack of context leaves you wanting a lot more in the way of texture.
Enjoyable for everyone except those who think Kenneth Starr investigation was actually fair or balanced.
It's a fascinating look at power, prejudice and the way politics is really played.
Sure, it's in essence a love letter to Barney Frank, but from the looks of things, he seems to deserve it.
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