Frailty Movie Review 2002

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Impressive directorial debut by Paxton has him as Dad, a seemingly normal West Texas widower. One day, however, he tells his boys that their family has been chosen by God to destroy demons who are disguised as normal people. This sounds okay by impressionable nine year old Adam (Sumpter), but older Fenton (O'Leary) seems skeptical. Told mostly in flashback, from the point of view of now-grown, haunted Fenton (McConaughey), the story keeps the gore mostly offscreen, while focusing on such lofty ideas as the wages of religious fanaticism, the trust between parents and their kids, and toll of insanity. Screenwriting debut for Hanley. Paxton acquits himself well on both sides of the camera, but it's O'Leary who shines. McConaughey turns in his best performance to date.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Serial Killers, Bad Dads, Brothers & Sisters, FBI, Period Piece: 1970s, Sanity Check, Widows & Widowers, Flashback, American South, Family Drama
Brent Hanley
Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Luke Askew, Matt O'Leary, Jeremy Sumpter, Derk Cheetwood, Missy (Melissa) Crider, Alan Davidson, Cynthia Ettinger, Vincent Chase, Levi Kreis
Bill Butler
Bill Paxton
Brian Tyler
Susumu Tokunow, Joel High, Arnold Glassman, Nelson Coates, Kevin Cozen, April Ferry
David Kirschner, David Blocker, Corey Sienega, Cinerenta-Cinebeta, American Entertainment Company, Cinedelta, Lions Gate Films

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