Hannah Free
Hannah Free (2009)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 11, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

Hannah Free is a tear-jerker about longtime lesbian lovers languishing in the same Michigan nursing home.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Hannah Free affords a terrific role for Sharon Gless.

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Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

What Hannah Free offers are Gless' sass and good intentions. Achieving crossover business, even within the specialty film world, requires more.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

It might be OK some early morning on an obscure cable network. But that's it.

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Justin Chang

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.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

A beautiful but stiltedly put-together tale of two women who love.

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Nick Schager
Time Out

Gray-haired Gless grouches with embarrassing abandon while chatting with the young ghost of her soulmate and befriending a mysterious girl (Jackson).

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Matt Pais

Good intentions don't matter when everything else is so incompetent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Ina S
Quiet but never depressing movie about love, life, death and saying goodbye - with a marvelous cast, especially the amazing Sharon Gless. Great film.