Uncle Frank

In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina for the family patriarch’s funeral, they’re unexpectedly joined by Frank’s lover Walid.

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Film Cast:

  • Frank Bledsoe: Paul Bettany
  • Beth Bledsoe: Sophia Lillis
  • Walid “Wally”: Peter Macdissi
  • Mike Bledsoe: Steve Zahn
  • Kitty Bledsoe: Judy Greer
  • Mammaw Bledsoe: Margo Martindale
  • Mac Bledsoe: Stephen Root
  • Aunt Butch: Lois Smith
  • Neva Bledsoe: Jane McNeill
  • Marsha: Caity Brewer
  • Janis: Hannah Black
  • Bullet: Michael Banks Repeta
  • Beau: Burgess Jenkins
  • Bruce: Colton Ryan
  • Charlotte: Britt Rentschler
  • Bernard: Christopher Speed
  • Young Frank: Cole Doman
  • Mechanic: Voltaire Colin Council

Film Crew:

  • Writer: Alan Ball
  • Original Music Composer: Nathan Barr
  • Producer: Michael Costigan
  • Producer: Peter Macdissi
  • Producer: Bill Block
  • Producer: Jay Van Hoy
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Alex Knudsen
  • Art Direction: Kevin Hardison
  • Producer: Stephanie Meurer
  • Sound Designer: Kent Sparling
  • Sound Effects Editor: David C. Hughes
  • Makeup Department Head: Lindsay Irish-Desarno
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Dmitri Makarov
  • Costume Designer: Megan Stark Evans
  • Production Design: Darcy C. Scanlin
  • Set Decoration: Amy Morrison
  • Extras Casting: Kimberly Helms Stewart
  • Director of Photography: Khalid Mohtaseb
  • Executive Producer: Josh Peters
  • Executive Producer: Isaac Ericson
  • Second Assistant Director: Scott Hardwick

Movie Reviews:

  • Peter McGinn: We really enjoyed this Amazon Original movie. The nearly no-name ensemble acting cast did a credible job bringing their characters to life. I like how the father wasn’t reduced to a violent abusive monster, but rather was given a bit more depth, though still not close to a sympathetic character.

    The writing was good as far as it went. By that aim mean the plot seemed to rely somewhat on stereotypical views on gay people during the 70s, leading to cliche lines and situations. Mind you, the reason cliches develop is because they are based on common themes or events.

    There is a reveal looming over the story, but even if you think you see it coming, there is a twist that is rather neat. It is a nice story, a combination of coming of age and touching upon a social issue of the 70s.

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