By Kyle Anderson
Updated August 15, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT
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  • Movie
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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-

Frank

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 96 minutes
director
  • Lenny Abrahamson

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