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Frank Movie

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FRANK Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, and Domhnall Gleeson

Frank

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
96 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/15/14
performer:
Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal
director:
Lenny Abrahamson
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Office drone Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) struggles to write songs and lacks inspiration until he gets swept into the orbit of oddball bandleader and mental-hospital veteran Frank (Michael Fassbender). Based loosely on the life of Frank Sidebottom, a British cult character who always wore a fiberglass head atop his own, Frank begins as a whimsical fairy tale, then turns into a harrowing but redemptive outsider adventure. With the soulful Gleeson and a sweetly menacing Fassbender (under a giant helmet-head) at its center, the movie never loses its acerbic edge or its oversize heart. A-

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