Being Frank Reviews

June 21, 2019
What a jerk. But what an interesting jerk to be at the center of a quirky and entertaining deadpan comedy/drama.
June 18, 2019
Unfortunately, in the filmmaker's narrative-feature debut, she takes the theme of betrayal and turns it into fodder for a sitcom, and not a particularly funny one at that.
June 17, 2019
It adopts a tonally dissonant and thematically confused approach to what is, in essence, little more than a Lifetime movie writ large.
June 14, 2019
The setup (script by Glen Lakin) is full of wacko screwball potential, some of which is mined, some of which misses the boat.
June 14, 2019
Gaffigan deals in exaggerated grimaces that shift back and forth from panic to guarded sincerity, which make for most of the movie's humor aside from some cutting lines by the supporting cast.
Top Critic
June 14, 2019
Being Frank festers uncomfortably from start to finish.
June 14, 2019
Laughs are few and far between in this weak comedy about a bigamist whose son discovers the truth behind his "business trips."
June 13, 2019
Yes, it's a real breath of fresh air to watch an American comedy so forthright, even one that isn't funny. But it shouldn't be.
June 13, 2019
There is a tug-of-war here between her attempt to explore her characters in a very serious way and the demands of the material, which is clearly meant to be played as farce most of the time, particularly towards the end.
June 13, 2019
It's a period movie with little style and a family flick wholly lacking in charm or warmth.
March 14, 2018
Bailey and Lakin give [Gaffigan] next to nothing to work with, and the result flops where it should crackle.