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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.
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…
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…
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.
Frank is the tale of an eccentric musician who wears a paper mache mask 24-7. Michael Fassbender plays Frank, who's performance is garnering rave reviews, but I though he was just fine. Frank is almost not even the main character.
The story is told from Jon's perspective. Jon's a mediocre musician, and while he's not a manipulative bad guy, he DOES have ambition to be important. And he sees himself being included in an important thing. So while Frank meticulously works on his master album project, Jon tries to make a name for himself and for his faux-headed friend.
Frank clearly has insecurities and when he's not making music, he doesn't have a good handle on people or behaviour. Jon…
I've been looking forward to Frank since before there was even a trailer or a promotional clip out. It just seemed like a really original film. Low and behold, it is original and inventive, a prime example of the type of movie that, unfortunetely, is never financially successful and always slips through the cracks.
Hollywood's so obssessed with money that, at least for me, a lot of "big" movies nowadays are lacking "fun". Mainstream audiences don't care about originality, they don't care about the passion or the art that goes into filmmaking. Movies where explosions reign the stage and the script's left at home are the shit. I hear it everyday: "every movie that we talk about, you dislike. I…
Οι φανατικοί φίλοι της μουσικής,που τη ψάχνουν με συγκροτήματα,ηχογραφήσεις δίσκων,φεστιβάλ και τέτοια θα την ευχαριστηθούν την ταινία.Οι υπόλοιποι δεν είμαι σίγουρος.Ναι, εμένα μου άρεσε.
Frank is a strange film not just because it's about a guy who lives his life inside a big papier-mache head. It is quirky and off-beat, often to the point of being too unrealistic. But it does manage to stay the course, thanks to regular moments of sweetness and near profundity.
Domhnall Gleeson's lead character, Jon, is the mostly normal guy who comes across Frank and his band and despite finding it all a bit weird, jumps at the opportunity to get involved in music. It is the early stages of the film that didn't quite work for me, as I found Jon to be too normal and aware to simply go along with the weirdness. But as I warmed…
Értem én, hogy művészfilm. Értem én, hogy független film. Értem én, hogy önmagunk keresése. De, hogy én nem tudtam a mélabús hangulaton kívül mást befogadni ebből a filmből az is biztos. Lehet velem van a baj, de se a történetet se a zenét nem tudtam benne értékelni.
The world of music has been filled with oddballs and eccentrics from the moment man first hummed a tune, but there has only ever been one Frank Sidebottom. The creation/alter-ego of Chris Sievey, Frank Sidebottom was a popular comic persona, known for the large papier-mache head (later rebuilt out of fiberglass) he wore over his own, who made appearances on British television and radio throughout the '80s and early '90s and now he serves as the inspiration for Lenny Abrahamson's fictional comedy Frank. Written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, Frank was based on Ronson's experiences filling in as the keyboardist for Sidebottom's band but updates it to a contemporary setting and fuses Sievy's character with elements of other unconventional…
Still strong 5/5 love this film even more after a rewatch ive been itching for all day!
Michael Fassbender is excellent. Pacing was a little off and I started to lose interest towards the end. First act was really enjoyable though and the movie overall was interesting.
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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); 618-657 are not ordered yet.