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Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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Moira Brooker ...
Jon's Mother
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Jon's Father
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Radio DJ
Billie Traynor ...
Cafe Lady
Shane O'Brien ...
Lucas
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Don
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Chris McHallem ...
Paramedic
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Michael James Ford ...
Port Official
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German Mother
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Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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

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5 September 2014 (USA)  »

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Frenk  »

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$16,056 (USA) (15 August 2014)

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$517,272 (USA) (12 September 2014)
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Frank is based on late British comedian Chris Sievey's iconic comedy character Frank Sidebottom. See more »

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If Frank never removes his artificial head, how did he travel from Ireland to the US, let alone pass through US immigration? See more »

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References Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

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It Must Be Love
Performed by Madness
Written by Labi Siffre
Published by Chrysalis Music UK Ltd, a BMG Chrysalis company
Used with permission. All Rights reserved.
Courtesy of Union Square Music Ltd under exclusive license from Stirling Holdings Ltd
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Just lovely
11 May 2014 | by (Brighouse, West Yorkshire, UK) – See all my reviews

So Frank is a great film. Let's be clear, this is not a bio-pic. It was inspired by Frank Sidebottom in so much as the story is about a band whose front man wears a big papier-mâché head.

It's a really lovely story of an odd group of musicians and their new keyboard player Jon. The musicians are all a bit barking and the beautiful Maggie Gyllenhaal is the craziest. The whole cast are superb and Michael Fassbender is excellent under the head as well as showing that he is a great vocalist too.

The film is engaging, funny and moving.It also made me jump more than any horror movie ever has. It has some wonderful scenes that made me laugh out loud and the direction is just beautiful with some truly clever touches.

It starts with a very unusual aural soundscape that draws you in immediately and finishes with the band's songs playing over the credits that guarantee you won't leave until the final note of "Lone Standing Tuft".

Incidentally a documentary about Frank Sidebottom is in production right now and Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story will be out soon.


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