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Forgiving the Franklins

Forgiving the Franklins (2006)

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Divine Intervention lifts the burden of Original Sin from a conservative and devoutly religious North Carolina family, but not everyone in their cookie cutter suburban neighborhood is entirely thrilled with the once-reserved family's sudden about face. The Franklins are your stereotypical Americans, passionless and painfully repressed. Father Frank is a successful lawyer, and mother Betty tends to the home while son Brian is leading the high school football team to victory and daughter Caroline

R,

Drama, Comedy

Jay Floyd

May 20, 2008

Regent Releasing

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Black comedy doesn't get much clumsier than Jay Floyd's Forgiving the Franklins.

February 7, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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If ever there was a man destined to (eventually) take the reins of shock suburban cinema from the aforementioned Waters, Jay Floyd is it.

May 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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This dark comedy seems to be poking fun at the religious fundamentalists, but there's also an underlying message about living your life without shame, being who you are, and even about faith.

May 4, 2006 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

Floyd does provide some huge laughs along the way but loses all potential for poignancy by never getting past what eventually becomes a one-joke premise.

March 8, 2006 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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