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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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Geoffrey Sax

Writers:

Cheryl Edwards (screenplay), Marko King (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Frankie
Stellan Skarsgård ... Oz
Phylicia Rashad ... Edna
Chandra Wilson ... Maxine
Alex Diakun ... Hal
Joanne Baron ... Nurse Susan Shaw
Brian Markinson ... Dr. Backman
Matt Frewer ... Dr. Strassfield
Rosalyn Coleman ... Pearl
Sean Tyson ... Rich Fat Cat
Melanie Papalia ... Tina
Kira Clavell ... Wanda
Joey Bothwell ... Trish
Adrian Holmes ... Cliff
James Kirk ... Bobby
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankie & Alice: Διχασμένη See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,768, 12 December 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$693,181, 27 April 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Halle Berry and James Kirk previously co-starred in X2: X-Men United (2003). See more »

Quotes

Frankie Murdoch: Multiple personality, huh? But, who are they?
Oz: Well, they're you. Your aspects of you. Your subconscious.
Frankie Murdoch: Okay, but why?
Oz: That's what we'll have to find out.
Frankie Murdoch: So, what you're saying is, I got all these different... people living inside of me, right? But, I don't know who they are.
Oz: Well, we all have different personalities and different selves. "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes." It's Whitman.
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Referenced in Maltin on Movies: Unknown & Cedar Rapids (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Strut For Shearing
Written by Stephen Edwards
Used by Permission of Engine Co. 35 (ASCAP) and 5 Alarm Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Stephen Edwards (as Steven James Edwards)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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A Chix Chat on Film review: Split Personality
7 April 2014 | by EmmaDinkinsSee all my reviews

I did not realize that Frankie and Alice was a 2010 film until I looked it up at IMDb. Although, I did notice while viewing the film that Halle looked incredible and youthful as the lead character in the title role of Frankie. This is the second time that Ms. Berry has been on screen as an exotic dancer, she was less memorable in that short lived role in The Last Boyscout. Frankie Murdock (Halle Berry) comes across as someone who knows what she has to do to survive her circumstances how to pick a mark to get paid and even hands out vocational advice to coworkers. We find out however, through her erratic behavior it is revealed that she is not as well put together as she first seems. I knew from the trailer that the film dealt with multiple personality disorder or whatever is the current clinical name for split personalities, so the film The Three Faces of Eve came to mind as I attentively watched the story unfold. Through a series of flashbacks we see Frankie as a child and a young woman and eventually learn and understand the root of her mental illness as she undergoes treatment with Dr. Oz (Stellan Skarsgard). I would love to see Mr. Skarsgard step outside of his character, he has this Zoolander approach to acting, no matter what persona he is portraying it's always the same look. Ms. Berry on the other hand was on point she was emotionally engaging, showing a range that was both compelling and evoked compassion for what her character had endured. Her personality was splintered; her experiences caused her coping mechanisms into overdrive. Halle Berry proves that the title of 'Oscar winner' is well deserved. She played the role very convincingly with Oz and against the other key characters in the film her mother Edna (Phylicia Rashad) and her sister Maxine (Miranda Bailey oops, I mean Chandra Wilson). I enjoyed this story because it was interesting and not a new construct, it was nice to see the bad guy in the usual places, but to find a completely unexpected bad guy in this film was bittersweet. The first half hour or so became a bit annoying with all the jumping around, but not enough to reduce the entertainment value.


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