Beth Bledsoe, a teenaged girl from South Carolina, gets admission into the prestigious New York University, where her uncle, Frank, is a professor of literature. She is surprised to learn that her Uncle Frank has a boyfriend, Wally, with whom he lives. And no one in her family knows about this. The sudden demise of Frank's father forces Frank to reluctantly return to his hometown with Beth. Despite his repeated entreaties, Wally also tags along for the journey. Frank's visit to his hometown digs up a lot of painful memories for him. The trailer for Uncle Frank leaves it to the audience to guess whether he will find emotional closure or not.
Written and directed by Alan Ball, the film stars Paul Bettany as Uncle Frank, Sophia Lillis as Beth and Peter Macdissi as Wally. The cast also includes Stephen Root, Margo Martindale, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn and Lois Smith.
Uncle Frank releases on November 26, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video.