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Frankie & Alice (2010)

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A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.

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The story of a go-go dancer with multiple personalities struggling to remain her true self while fighting against two very unique alter egos: a seven-year-old child named Genius and a Southern white racist woman named Alice. In order to stop the multiple voices in her head, Frankie works together with a psychotherapist to uncover and overcome the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her. Written by CodeBlack Entertainment

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Rated R for some sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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12 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Frankie & Alice: Διχασμένη  »

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Opening Weekend:

$7,768 (USA) (10 December 2010)

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$693,181 (USA) (25 April 2014)
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Frankie Murdoch: [as her alter-ego Alice] Frankie's not here. She's awake and frightened. I'm getting tired of having to step in for her...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written by Wayne Shorter
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Performed by Miles Davis
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
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Don't listen to the critics on this one the only thing similar to Sybil was the mental disorder.
22 January 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Well i had heard little and nothing about this flick and only finding out about it after i saw that Halle Berry was nominated for a golden globe and reading the review and synopsis to this hidden away little flick and found out it was a true life case of a woman with split personality disorder. Halle plays a stripper named Frankie whose little mood swings have all but frightened the crap out of her coworkers and boss. It turns out these mood swings are a lot more serious and turn out to be s.p.d. Frankie has two others sharing her tired little body, one a frightened but smart as a whip 9yr old girl who her psychiatrist Dr. Oz (Stellan Skarsgard) names genius and an racist white woman named Alice. As the movie rolls along we find out that their is a lot of history that inspired Frankie to take on these alter persona's and can be triggered by something as simple as a song on the radio. An overall good film that lot of reviewers and critics have been calling a Sybil rip off ( I don't call it that but the mental illness is the same thats for sure) Berry's nomination for the golden globe failed and wasn't won as it went to Natalie Portman's performance in Black Swan (another acting job that was well deserved of the win) however she once again pulled off a solid job along with a stellar performance in this film.


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