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Frank (2014)

Ireland / UK 95m, Colour
Director: Lenny Abrahamson; Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender

frankA sad and strangely fascinating comedic drama about music, mental health and a struggling songwriter’s attempt to be heard. Inspired by outsider artists such as Daniel Johnston, and fashioned after the big headed comic character known as Frank Sidebottom, Frank is a fictional story about a man living inside a large paper mache head. Considered to be a brilliant artist by a small group of outsider musicians, Frank is pushed to his limits when he learns that there is wider audience who may be interested in him and his music (Klaus Ming December 2014).

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2 comments on “Frank (2014)

  1. CMrok93
    12/10/2014

    Good review Klaus. I wasn’t happy with this. Mostly because I felt like it was so in love with its own weird self, that it wasn’t able to be enjoyed by others. Sort of like the band itself.

  2. Klaus
    12/11/2014

    Interesting observation. I kept comparing it to the real life story of the Devil and Daniel Johnston, and Jandek on Corwood (2003) (the latter of which, i still need to review)

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