Hannah Free
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Claudia Allen adapts her own play detailing the decades-long love affair between a butch lesbian and a religious housewife for the screen in a film directed by Wendy Jo Carlton. The story begins in a nursing home, where an elderly Hannah (Sharon Gless) has been forbidden from visiting Rachel, the love of her life. Rachel is in a coma, and since Hannah is not family, she is refused entrance into her longtime lover's room. As Hannah's memories drift gently back into the past, she recalls her relationship with Rachel, which began when they were just young girls. Just when it begins to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hannah Free is a tear-jerker about longtime lesbian lovers languishing in the same Michigan nursing home."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Hannah Free affords a terrific role for Sharon Gless."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"What Hannah Free offers are Gless' sass and good intentions. Achieving crossover business, even within the specialty film world, requires more."
‑ Steve Ramos, Boxoffice Magazine
"Sharon Gless...gives a fine performance, but this is an otherwise schmaltzy movie that is hard to swallow."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"It might be OK some early morning on an obscure cable network. But that's it."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Decent production values can't fend off the feeling that the pic should have been consigned, if not to the stage, then to the smallscreen."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"A beautiful but stiltedly put-together tale of two women who love."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"Gray-haired Gless grouches with embarrassing abandon while chatting with the young ghost of her soulmate and befriending a mysterious girl (Jackson)."
‑ Nick Schager, Time Out New York
"Hannah Free is as predictable as a Hallmark Channel movie, although there's undeniable pleasure to be had from watching Gless mumble and grumble and generally chew the scenery. Cagney lives, and she's as cranky as ever."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Good intentions don't matter when everything else is so incompetent."
‑ Matt Pais, Metromix.com
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