Hannah Free (2009)
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Claudia Allen adapts her own play detailing the decades-long love affair between a butch lesbian and a religious housewife for the screen in a film directed by Wendy Jo Carlton. The story begins in a nursing home, where an elderly Hannah (Sharon Gless) has been forbidden from visiting Rachel, the love of her life. Rachel is in a coma, and since Hannah is not family, she is refused entrance into her longtime lover's room. As Hannah's memories drift gently back into the past, she recalls her
Dec 11, 2009 Wide
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Hannah Free is a tear-jerker about longtime lesbian lovers languishing in the same Michigan nursing home.
It might be OK some early morning on an obscure cable network. But that's it.
Gray-haired Gless grouches with embarrassing abandon while chatting with the young ghost of her soulmate and befriending a mysterious girl (Jackson).
Decent production values can't fend off the feeling that the pic should have been consigned, if not to the stage, then to the smallscreen.
Hannah Free is as predictable as a Hallmark Channel movie, although there's undeniable pleasure to be had from watching Gless mumble and grumble and generally chew the scenery. Cagney lives, and she's as cranky as ever.
What Hannah Free offers are Gless' sass and good intentions. Achieving crossover business, even within the specialty film world, requires more.
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