A portrait of recently retired Congressman Barney Frank, one of America's most well-known and least understood political figures.A portrait of recently retired Congressman Barney Frank, one of America's most well-known and least understood political figures.A portrait of recently retired Congressman Barney Frank, one of America's most well-known and least understood political figures.
Politics Aside (Oh wait that can't happen anymore..) Well Worth Watching!
I had heard this was a great biopic, but happened to stumble on it by accident while I was channel-surfing one night. I couldn't turn it off. Very funny and informative. Highly recommended. A brilliant man and a great debater with quick-acerbic wit, Barney Frank was always the smartest and (most times also the most controversial) person in the room. Of course, no matter who we are, if we remain long enough in a career we are bound to make some decisions that have negative consequences. As the film points out, Barney Frank by his own admission made a few, but in this candid documentary we see that his contributions and political achievements far outweigh those missteps and Frank's legacy would be the envy of most life-long politicians. Our nation has become so divided in the last decade that the ability to gauge a biographical piece objectively has become almost non-existent. Unfortunately I'm guessing a majority of people will probably view this film after he's gone-- maybe as a historical happy/sad tribute to a consummate politician who fought hard, fast and unabashedly for every single thing he believed in. I give it eight stars out of ten and honestly believe this man's story will inspire and embolden many different lives and peoples-- whether it's the kid you see who comes home crying after a crappy day of getting bullied at school -- or a simple, hard-working adult who's hoping to find that tricky path to success,recognition and self-esteem without compromising his or her principles.
- Nov 3, 2015
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By what name was Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (2014) officially released in Canada in English?Answer