Uncle Frank

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Amazon Prime Video: November 25, 2020

R | 1h 35m | Drama


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.

Director: Alan Ball
Studio: Amazon Studios
Producer(s): Alan Ball, Bill Block, Jay Van Hoy, Michael Costigan, Peter Macdissi
Cast: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Lois Smith, Margo Martindale, Stephen Root
Writer(s): Alan Ball

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