Frownland

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March 12, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

It takes daring to build a film around a discombobulated loser who sells coupons and can barely splutter out a sentence; it takes vision to make his desperation ours. Frownland, Ronald Bronstein’s startling comedy, is like a mumblecore Eraserhead directed by John Cassavetes. It’s a look at a New York ”bohemia” that’s passed its expiration date. You may not realize that Dore Mann, who’s like the harmless twit son of Son of Sam, is acting, but when he lurches through a nightmare party as ”Jailhouse Rock” echoes, he’s as poignant as a modern-day Hunchback of Notre-Dame. A-

Frownland

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
106 minutes
director
Ronald Bronstein
Cast
Paul Grimstad,
Dore Mann
Studio
Frownland
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