***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…
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).
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…
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.
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…
Propelled by well-established characters, great performances, and a unique tone, "Frank" is a near genre-less film, and a wholly investing one at that.
“Frank finds inspiration in everything.”
It's incredible how a film that features Michael Fassbender jumping around in an over-sized papier mache head for 90 minutes can be so damn entertaining. It's safe to say that there won't be anything else like Frank this year, the film is weird, unique, satirical and poignant.
Frank tells the story of a wannabe musician who joins an eccentric pop band led by an enigmatic man who wears an oversized papier-mâché head at all times. That's all you need to know.
Gleeson plays Jon, an unimaginative wannabe musician who takes advantage of the meltdown of the band’s keyboard player to join Frank's band. He does a nice job portraying a young and passionate man who…
While it can get a little slow and drag at times, Frank is still a consistently funny, highly original, surprisingly heartfelt and very clever film filled with wit and strong performances. Highly recommended.
I love this film.
It is not perfect and I am so very glad that it's not.
Any creative artist will appreciate "Frank" in all of its offbeat glory.
Michael Fassbender delivers a performance unlike anything you've seen. He is delightful and exuberant, while having his face blocked by a papier-mâché head. It's easily one of the best performances in years.
This is a wonderful work of art.
YES! This was so great. Everyone in it ruled so much that I'm going to let the cringe-worthy social media overlays slide. More words once I've properly digested it.
Frank is the story of a young, aspiring musician named Jon, who whilst living what he perceives to be a mundane, boring life, suddenly finds himself as the new keyboard player in The Soronprfbs, an avant garde indie band fronted by Frank. A man in a paper mache head.
Based partly on the writer's own experience working with British entertainer Chris Sievey's alter ego Frank Sidebottom, together with elements taken from other on the fringe musicians, we have a creation of bizarre beauty and a singular sincerity.
The performances are excellent, particularly Domhnall Gleeson, who's wide eyed enthusiasm slowly turns to bitter self interest.
However it's the central performance of Fassbender as Frank that the rest of the maelstrom revolves…
I don’t usually say this, but with Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, I have no choice: the protagonist ruined the film for me. No, I do not speak of Michael Fassbender’s titular, mask-wearing character. I’m talking about Domhnall Gleeson’s character, who seems to have been jettisoned from another film altogether and somehow finds his way into this one. As a rule, I usually like Gleeson’s work, and he’s in peak form in films such as Anna Karenina and About Time. But in Frank, he’s like a globule of oil on top of swampy waters, never really finding his groove in the story or with the other characters. Taking into account the plot’s trajectory, I suppose he’s needed for precisely that sort of…
Frank is a brilliant character study of a character you wouldn't expect. While the man under the mask is prominently featured on the poster and in the advertising, he's more of an emotional macguffin. In reality, Frank is about Jon, a wannabe rock star who aspires to be a musician with the vision/voice of Frank, but with a lot more twitter followers, too.
Is it enough to be an artist anymore, or has social media (which plays a significant part in Frank) convinced us that creating is worthless unless thousands are watching? Worse yet, if those thousands ARE watching, how can you tell if they're enjoying what you're doing as you intended?
There are so many layers to the characters…
If it leaves you wanting more, watch it again.
Disarmingly eccentric with a warm heart. Yet again Maggie Gyllenhaal steals the show, but both Gleeson and Fassbender (at least, it might be him!) give very strong performances. The songs are all fittingly odd yet mostly funny too. Ultimately a sad, poignant film with a unique angle.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Weird. I don't really know why I liked it and why it intrigued me so much, but maybe that is why I enjoyed "frank" because you don't understand the film like you wont understand him but even through the mess of the movie and frank(himself), you anticipate the "why" even though you know there will never be a reason for it. You fear what you don't understand but it captivates you at the same time. I mean it's the reason for social networking in the first place and the film makes this transparent through it's use of "twitter" and Frank's whole agenda.
- I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
- Zazie dans le métro
- Allegro non troppo
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
- 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); 615-632 are not ordered yet.