Meet the Friedmans
You don't have to very tolerant of child molesters to feel something for this family. A father with a disorder he didn't fight hard enough; a son who, it appears, was wrongly accused of being part of a father-son child molesting tag team and a police force and DAs office willing to believe the most outlandish stories imaginable.
Perhaps the most sympathetic character in the whole film is the uncle who was molested by his older brother, (the father) when he was 8 years old. He still has no memory of it, but is gay today with no anger or resentment.
The least sympathetic, son David, the "Number one birthday clown in New York City."
That's one angry clown.