Uncle Frank Movie

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A drama about a closeted gay man forced to come out to his Southern family in the 1970s.

Who's Involved:

Judy Greer, Stephen Root, Alan Ball, Paul Bettany, Peter Macdissi, Steve Zahn, Margo Martindale, Lois Smith, Sophia Lillis

Release Date:

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 (PrimeVideo)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 35 m

Plot: What's the story about?

In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi) -- an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank's father -- Beth’s grandfather -- Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.

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Crew: Who's making Uncle Frank

A look at the Uncle Frank behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Alan Ball last directed Towelhead and Untitled Alan Ball Project. The film's writer Alan Ball last wrote Towelhead and What's Wrong With Margie?.


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Production: What we know about Uncle Frank

Filming Timeline

On or about March 14, 2020, the film was in Completed status.

Uncle Frank Release Date: When is it coming out?

Uncle Frank is coming out in 2020 on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 (PrimeVideo release). There are 4 other movies coming out on the same date, including The Croods: A New Age, Voyagers and Happiest Season.

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