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Frank and Cindy (2007)

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Frank & Cindy is a deeply personal documentary about Frank Garcia, an 80's one-hit wonder musician, and his blonde bombshell wife Cindy, who makes him live in the basement.

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When Cindy married a rock star, Frank, in 1983 she imagined a life of glamour and GRAMMYS. But the song that propelled Frank to fame, Whirly Girl, would be the only chart-topper from his group, OXO. Years later, out of shape and nearly bankrupt after spending all his money on "gas, food, dry cleaning... and drugs", Frank is not the vision Cindy married. Desperate to resuscitate her dream, Cindy furnishes a new studio for Frank in hopes he'll record another hit. Instead, he'd rather drink. And now, twenty-three years after appearing on American Bandstand, Frank lives sequestered to the basement where he uses coffee cans for a toilet. In 2005, Cindy's filmmaker son G.J. begins documenting the situation. After a year of filming, what began as an attempt to mock his stepfather instead becomes a candid portrait on the pursuit of happiness. Written by Anonymous

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Life of past yet still aspiring rock star and family from the child's viewpoint
16 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I took a bunch of friends to this 'documentary' and we have never laughed harder....Frank and Cindy is a hilarious look at celebrity and real life....full of ups and downs and unexpected twists and turns...the lesson we all took home is that no matter how crazy your family seems, maybe it's normalcy or we are all nuts and being nuts is normal and this family is especially nutty in a really good way....

reality TV is not real especially when someone has set up a scenario..live in this house or on this island or whatever the theme is for those programs..this film right here Frank & Cindy trumps the early 'reality' movies Truman and Edtv!!! go see it..if you don't like it..I'll give you your money back.

I am not a paid endorser..this film really was amazing....and pleasantly lo-fi...0 explosions and gore!!


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