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Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…
When you think you've gone far enough, go farther.
A comedy about a young wannabe musician (Domhnall Gleeson) who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender).
WHAT THE FUCK GUYS.
This film came right the fuck out of nowhere and totally blindsided me. I can barely even form coherent thought right now. It's that good.
Frank is that good.
While many people have had The Lego Movie and Under The Skin (two other instant classics I must add) as their film-of-2014-that-immediately-ranks-among-their-top-top-favourites, that film for me is Frank.
I have never seen a film be so hilarious and so heartbreaking and mix it so well. Last film I saw that did that was In Bruges. This is the only film to parallel that.
Michael Fassbender is a godsend. His performance, at the end especially, is pure brilliance. He brings charisma to a role in which he wears…
It is interesting to see that Lenny Abrahamson’s most populist film to date is about such an enigmatic man who shunned the mainstream. Although inspired by writer Jon Ronson’s time as the keyboard player in Frank Sidebottom’s band this is far from a biopic of one of Britain’s most unusual performers. The title character may share the same first name and Fleischer-inspired papier-mache bonce as Chris Sievey’s comic creation but that is where the similarities end.
Frank is a bittersweet comedy - part road movie, part music industry satire, part surreal character study and part exploration of mental illness. Much like the avant-garde music the band produce, Abrahamson’s film is a hotchpotch of influences that is impossible to fit into…
thanks, FRANK, now that's gonna be stuck in my head for a WEEK
seriously though, gr8 muvi
the four big Ms:
music, mental illness, michael fassbender n maggie gyllenhaal.
I would've been very skeptical about this entire thing prior to watching it if almost anyone else had been cast in the role of 'Frank'. But knowing it was The Fass-man underneath that damn mask, I knew he would still somehow be able to give a genuine and substantial performance, even if his face was concealed for the majority of it.
And, for once, I was right about something. But only 'cause he's Michael fuckin' Fassbender..
Oh yeah, I loved the film overall as well.
As soon as Frank begins immediately we have the feeling that we are about to see something a little different. And different is exactly the word that best describes this film, only by the fact that the main character uses a giant cardboard head.
Jon, very well performed by Domhnall Gleeson, is an aspiring musician in search of inspiration to create new songs, but every time he tries, nothing seems to work. In a lucky day (he thought) he is unexpectedly invited to join a band, which urgently needs a keyboardist since the one from the band had a severe psychotic attack. So Jon becomes part of the bizarre "Soronprfbs", a band where all the members are more than just…
Jon Burroughs is an untalented keyboardists lucky enough to be picked up by an electric art-rock slash pop group called The Soronprfbs, which is led by the charismatic Frank who is at all times covered under a large paper mache head. As a result of Jon’s Twittering, the band scores a gig at south by southwest, but that’s where thing go wrong as the band members seem to be too mentally disturbed to perform under such pressure. This was by far my most anticipated film of the year and I was so happy to finally get to see it tonight. The idea behind ‘Frank’ is amazing. Frank is amazing. Fassbender is amazing. I loved every scene in which music was…
Frankie goes to Hollywood. Well, sort of!
I love it when a new kind of comedy is shown for the big screen and further on turns into a emotional rollercoaster.
Frank is not your so-called funny Jim Carrey antics so don't take it as 'The Mask'.
Best not to know much about Frank and just jump straight into this.
If you have the time, create a head and wear it when you start to watch. You never know you might enjoy the new look and carry on with the rest of your life having a new head. Probably better then using plastic surgery because you can always change back to normal.
Frank was an unexpected surprise.
This film is Lenny Abrahamson's best work yet, and Michael Fassbender was fantastic in his first comedic film. It was a quirky, dark, and funny film.
Second viewing, no change.
Still love this.
Not a documentary or a biopic, just a brilliant film about music and musicians.
It's kind of films that catches you and never let you down in anyway 'till the end. It's a story of an infection. An infection that can impure pureness. Love that ending.
I had so much fun with this. I loved being part of this world. I liked it so much I immediately watched it again. The story follows the leader of an unsuccessful alternative rock band. A small time wannabe songwriter gets sucked into this world when he fills in for the keyboard player. The band hide themselves away in a cabin while they work on their album. Their popularity increases through social media and they eventually end up at the huge Austin music fest SXSW.
Fassbender is fantastic as Frank. Maggie Gyllenhaal is also great as Franks girlfriend. I watched this a week ago and I still can't get the last song out of my head. This movie has huge rewatchability. It kind of hit me like a modern day Spinal Tap.
"Put your arms around me, fiddly digits. I love you all"
when you realize this movie is inspired in the stories of chris sievey's comic persona, frank sidebotton, and music genius daniel johnston (others also come to mind), it tragically fails short from greatness. loved many things of it, but you never get the chance to know these mysterious, corky characters.
Una película honesta, como toda la filmografía de Abrahamson. Una historia sobre talentos menores y mayores, sobre la necesidad de cuidar y mimar el genio creativo, de ponerse a su servicio aunque para ello haga falta esconderlo, ocultarlo a la vista de la gente y renunciar al reconocimiento, aunque en el camino haya que alimentar una enfermedad terrible. El arte no siempre es para ser expuesto.
I went into Lenny Abrahamson's latest film, Frank, with a fair share of anticipation and excitement, but I wouldn't say my expectations sat anywhere but at a middle ground. With that being said, I think it's fair to say that the film took me by surprise with how insightful and even touching it was at times. Michael Fassbender is the ever-mysterious title character, but it is far-and-away Domhnall Gleeson's vehicle here, and he continues to prove that he will be a more than capable leading man should he be so fortunate moving forward.
Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, one a writer of the novel The Men Who Stare at Goats and the latter the adapter of its screenplay, come together…
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- Inherent Vice
- The Wind Rises
- Only Lovers Left Alive
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Continuing my yearly look at the most promising upcoming films, here is my 100 most anticipated films of the coming…
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Lilya 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
- Christiane F.
My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014); 618-653 are not ordered yet.