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Fanny, Annie & Danny (2011)




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We first meet Fanny, an obsessive-compulsive who lives in a group home and works at a candy factory about to go bankrupt. Fanny brings this secret to the Christmas dinner, where she reconnects with her self-absorbed sister Annie and their too-perfect-to-trust brother Danny. Mother Edie hosts the party with an iron fist, insisting at an ever-increasing pitch that everyone have fun. Their Vietnam vet father may act like his emotions died with his friends on the battlefield, but director Brown continually lets his audience glimpse the last few pulses of compassion the broken man has for those around him. As with a storm building strength silently offshore, we sense the impending climax without knowing exactly when or where it will hit - or how hard. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Chris Brown (XXXI), Chris Brown
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On DVD: Oct 23, 2012
Vanguard Cinema - Official Site

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

"Fanny, Annie & Danny" may be an unpleasant story about unpleasant characters, but the acting is fabulous.

Full Review… | December 8, 2011
New York Times
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The more difficult characters here (all female) and resulting character dynamics are so consistently shrill that the pic feels a bit too one-dimensional and cruel to leave the small-tragedy aftertaste it could have.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Top Critic

Mostly the movie just gets off on how awful and/or pathetic its characters are, calling on the viewer to judge or pity rather than sympathize with its gallery of grotesques.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Village Voice
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Full Review… | December 9, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Fanny, Annie & Danny will make anybody with a family, the more dysfunctional the better, cringe and grin.

Full Review… | January 14, 2013
Tribune News Service

I left the film feeling horrible for or about the characters onscreen, but it doesn't mean this is a bad movie; it's a really great movie, just not a feel-good movie.

Full Review… | November 12, 2012
Film Threat

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