A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women.
A corrupt, junkie cop with Borderline Personality Disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own borderline-fueled inner demons.
Although the biggest chunk of the movie is set in Ireland and both stars of the film are Irish (Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson) neither one of them is Irish in the movie. Fassbender's character is American (specifically from Kansas) and Gleeson's character is British. See more »
During the rehearsal at Vetno, the song prominently features the sound of an electric guitar, yet nobody is playing one. See more »
Lips pursed together as if to say "Enough frivolity" - today, we begin work on the album in earnest.
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The credits roll with colored tiles floating and rotating in the background. At one point for a second, the tiles form Frank's head. See more »
Frank is probably the hardest film that I have ever watched to describe to someone who has never watched it. After viewing I had literally nothing to say. This is because it was a truly excellent watch.
I was initially attracted to 'Frank' by its strange and wacky trailer with promised an insane black comedy.
The first hour of Frank delivers on this completely and it is hugely entertaining. Some of the funniest scenes that I've seen at the cinema this year. This in my mind is properly revised comedy, until the film which is currently sitting at the top of the box office charts 'bad neighbours.' Anyways i digress.
During the last portion of the film there is a massive shift in the films tone, which could have easily been extremely jarring for the viewer but it is delivered in such a way that it only seems natural. This is when I decided that I did truly love the film. Not only was i capable of making me laugh but then also then to look at the more serious end of the coin.
I don't think that 'Frank' will make anywhere near as much money as some of the larger blockbuster which came out this week, but I done believe that it will linger in the memory of those who watch it. I can almost guarantee that Frank will become a cult classic over time.
(Also the soundtrack is bloody brilliant)
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