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Francine 2012 NR

4.0 out of 5 stars (5) IMDb 5.7/10

After years of incarceration, a quiet, lonely woman, Francine (Academy Award winner Melissa Leo), is released to start a new life in a small, rural town. She tries to reconnect with humans, but finds most solace in her connections with animals.

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Melissa Leo, Victoria Charkut
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1 hour, 16 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky
Starring Melissa Leo, Victoria Charkut
Supporting actors Dave Clark, Keith Leonard, Laurent Rejto, Barbara Sebring-Forman, Jonathan Shatzky, Diana Greenhut, Heather M. Kayal, Linda Kutrubes, Michael Power
Studio Factory 25
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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A picture of a literally lost soul, coming out of prison and doomed, in a way, by what she is. Flickers of humanity appear throughout the film, but ultimately it is existentially sad. A difficult film to like, but a moving film nevertheless.
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By herbs on March 30, 2013
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I rented this video for I like Melissa Leo's acting. Well, not too much acting in this. The story line is one that doesn't lend much too much to this woman's emotions. It is a simple movie about a simple woman, with a predictable ending.
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By KHENSE on December 9, 2012
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One of the most compassionate portraits of a lost soul I've ever seen. Of course there are overtones that most of us aren't that far away. Some great music picks help a lot. Powerful. See two other wonderful films "Vagabond" and "Smithereens."
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This was a good film, fitting the micro budget ethos quite well. Melissa Leo does a great job showing the lives of the less fortunate. What was missing was a narrative thread ... the origins of Francine's incarceration, her overall treatment and the path back was very opaque. I also thought the sexualization of her situation, especially in the workplace troubling, but is was a mystery why she relented in one situation (at the Polo Grounds) but resisted in another, more romantic setting. All this points to a good deal of unexplained back story, whose absence while no doubt part of the artistic gambit, makes the final product a little too opaque.
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By Dave on August 24, 2014
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Great movie. Our son is in it (Joseph).
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