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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

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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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Comedy | Drama | Music | Mystery

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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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Trivia

When he first heard of the existence of the screenplay, Michael Fassbender approached the producers and let them know that he was really keen to do the film. 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

Don: You play C, F and G?
Jon Burroughs: Yeah.
Don: You're in.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.95 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Lone Standing Tuft
Performed by Michael Fassbender
Music by Stephen Rennicks
Lyrics by Stephen Rennicks and Lenny Abrahamson
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well worth seeing
17 May 2014 | by (london uk) – See all my reviews

Funny, endearing movie led with a strange, flinty charm by Domhnall Gleeson, and expertly directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Within what is fundamentally a straightforward story, a lot of themes are packed - artistic credibility, the easy triumph of mediocrity, the nature of identity and individuality. And there are more. Too many, really.

The writers are keen to maintain a light tone, as if wary that the heavier themes might weigh us all down too much. Fortunately they have two major, definitely not mediocre, talents on hand to maintain the required balance: Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal, who are both amazing. For Fassbender in particular there needs to be a special award for succeeding in being intensely moving whilst wearing a false head.

So although the movie as a whole doesn't quite add up to more than the sum of its parts, it is nonetheless a wonderfully quirky, often hilarious, strangely touching piece of work. Well worth seeing and supporting.


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