FrannyAbout the Film
After losing his two best friends in a car accident, Franny (Richard Gere) goes off the deep end. Years later, Franny is in the clutches of a morphine addiction when he finds something worth living for in his renewed relationship with his best friends’ now adult daughter, Olivia (Dakota Fanning), and her husband, Luke (Divergent’s Theo James). Franny courts the couple with lavish displays of generosity that grow increasingly meddlesome as it becomes clear he is intent on living out some alternate reality in which the newlyweds’ needs are his own. Andrew Renzi’s narrative debut is a tender portrait of a man who appears to have both everything and nothing, as impressively conveyed by Gere.
Andrew Renzi, Theo James, and Jason Michael Berman in attendance