Forgiving the Franklins Reviews
January 30, 2013
I love this movie. I roared with laughter and cried as well. On top of that the film has stuck with me over time in a profound way. FTF is inspired in the truest sense.
January 30, 2011
Very well made flick. A lot of artistic layers at work, here.
April 11, 2009
If you are easily offended by art that attacks organized religion then this is not for you....or maybe it is! One particular scene stands out in this clever, insightful film. The Franklins a very devout family is involved in a serious car accident and during the shared coma 3 of the members experience they come upon Jesus in an open field and he is chopping down a large cross. When they ask why he is chopping down the symbol of the Catholic church he says, " this was my burden to bear...it was not ever intended to be yours. This cross finally falls and Jesus reaches into all 3 of their souls and removes all of the mumbo jumbo the church has instilled in each of them. With a wonderful look of release and calm the Franklins realize the way they have been instructed to live their lives within unrealistic and controling manipulations of the truth. As they leave the lord he is seen gazing over the vast landscape as crosses start to pop up all over the valley. Christ says " No matter how I try, these things just keep coming back like weeds". Funny, laugh out loud stuff in this well done indie jewel. Give it a look and maybe it will begin to " Set you Free ".
March 4, 2009
Although suffering from poor acting and inadequate writing, it is a lovely movie with a great message about religious intolerance. Light and clever, it nonetheless says a lot.
May 26, 2008
Hmmm strangely shot. i did laugh out loud but it made me unsure and uncomfortable which i believe was the point. it kind of messed with my head it would start going in a direction and make me think something was hilarious and then completely change and get all intense and dramatic. overall it was interesting but once is enough i would never own it.
May 9, 2008
Hysterically funny and highly original, Forgiving the Frankins is a memorable and very entertaining movie. The acting is fine, the direction excellent. Well written.