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R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  5 September 2014 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Management Guru
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German Mother
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Storyline

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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When you think you've gone far enough, go farther. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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

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Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$644,906 (USA) (5 December 2014)
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The part of Frank was originally written with Johnny Depp in mind. See more »

Goofs

Several shots, ostensibly showing Frank' s home town in Kansas, show mountains in the background. There are no mountains in Kansas. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [singing] Stale beer. Fat fucked, smoked out. Cowpoked. Sequined mountain ladies. I love your wall. Put your arms around me. Fiddly digits, itchy britches. I love you all.
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Frank's Most Likeable Song
Vocals by Michael Fassbender
Music by Stephen Rennicks
Lyrics by Jon Ronson and Stephen Rennicks
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Reminded me why I go to the cinema.
14 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went to see Frank at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton with my wife. I was not expecting much; I tend to dislike rock biopics and the whole premise of man-in-giant-papier-mache-head thing seemed gimmicky.

Frank is wonderful. The comedy is effortless, the dialogue is smart but not pretentious, the performances are elegant and understated. Fassbender is great and the head thing really works for him.

One of the real pleasures of this film is its narrative depth. The story arcs of the protagonists manage to be wholly natural and yet surprisingly subversive. At no point does the film simplify or 'talk down' to the audience.

The music is good too.

Go see it. Go see it while it is still in the cinema.


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