Frank

Frank

DVD - 2014
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An offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank, a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying band mate Clara.
Publisher: [United States] :, Magnolia Home Entertainment,, 2014
ISBN: 9780110958200
0110958209
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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video file,DVD video,region 1

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PearlyKayAm1
Dec 30, 2018

Weird, but not in an interesting way. Not funny. A waste of time.

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RoyalJellyIII
Mar 24, 2017

If you're into offbeat, weird, absurdist movies about strange music groups then you'll most likely enjoy this film- if not then go watch Oliver Stone's movie about the Doors.

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therhiannamater
Jan 24, 2017

This is a very, very strange movie. It's not quite "absurdist" but its definitely in the "bizarro" genre. The music in the film is weirdly catchy and there's a few scenes I've found myself quoting that just stick with you. I'm not even sure who I'd recommend this to. It's not quite a comedy, though some parts are hilarious; it's not quite drama but some parts are heartbreaking. I'd say go into it with an open mind. It certainly gave me a different perspective on Michael Fassbender.

Harriet_the_Spy Dec 16, 2016

Frank makes music that can never be complete and is never ready for an audience; and because he lives his life entirely inside a papier-mache doll's head, and can never be seen or really known, he exerts an almost mystical power over his followers. When the head comes off... so does the magic.

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TheJonesGirl
Sep 01, 2016

I've tried to watch this twice now and couldn't finish it. Maybe something is lacking in me. Tedious, annoying, stilly and not funny. And I love Domhnall Gleeson in everything else I've seen him in.

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LittleNoName
Jul 13, 2016

I don't know if I missed something but I didn't find it funny. I got the feeling they were mocking mental illness, which is really offensive, if they were, but I can't be sure. If they weren't its just a totally useless waste of time.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Jun 29, 2016

Strange film, but I guess it was worth watching since I sat through the 95-minute duration mostly entertained. One moment delivered a belly-buster laugh that was utterly hilarious. Had they woven the story together a little better at the end I may have been a lot happier with the movie.

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pvdl
Jun 20, 2016

A lot of people won't "get" this film. Don't borrow it, without also bringing home a plan B title.
This is the very first movie funded by Britain's Channel 4 that has not had mainstream appeal. I enjoyed it though.
It's also the first movie I've seen that featured mental illness as a core plot point, answering the question "is it contagious?" affirmatively.

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booksmile
May 27, 2016

Depressing, not a comedy. Unless people struggling with mental disorders is something you find funny.

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aalderete
May 09, 2016

I was just amazed at how weird but funny this was.

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