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Movie Review: Let's Get Frank

Alternate Title: Frankly Speaking

Story: Yes, this seems to be the season of the political documentary and I can't seem to get enough of them.

This fast moving documentary features the always articulate, witty, colorful, 'I never met a news crew I did not want to speak with,' Congressman Barney Frank.

Director Bart Everly's Let's Get Frank is about the 11 term Massachusetts Congressman's role in the Bill Clinton House Impeachment hearings. Frank ended up as the party's main spokesperson during this phase of the hearings because almost everyone else took a pass. He turned out to be a fine representative for the Democrats since he too, went through a censure from the House in early 1990s.

It is a fascinating look at the underbelly of the often messy political process in Washington. Barney Frank acts as the narrator through his on camera interviews and asides to other members of the House committee.

Any political junkie out there should get themselves to the Film Forum (NYC) as soon as possible. Everyone else can probably rent this film sooner rather than later.

Barney Frank admits that if (or when) John Kerry becomes President, he will run for his seat in the US Senate.

Predilection: I like documentaries and I am an admitted political junkie.

Food: It turns out that House members eat a lot of junk food.

Theater Audience: An audience filled with unabashed partisans.

Sappy Factor: I wish.

Oscar Worthy: No.

Big Screen or Rental: I fear you will not have a choice. Rental will most likely be the way you will have to go for this one.

Length: 80 minutes.

LOBO HOWLS: (a partisan) 7