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.

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Domhnall Gleeson ... Jon Burroughs
Moira Brooker ... Jon's Mother
Paul Butterworth ... Jon's Father
Phil Kingston ... Radio DJ
Billie Traynor Billie Traynor ... Cafe Lady
Shane O'Brien Shane O'Brien ... Lucas
Scoot McNairy ... Don
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Clara
François Civil ... Baraque
Carla Azar ... Nana
Chris McHallem Chris McHallem ... Paramedic
Michael Fassbender ... Frank
Michael James Ford Michael James Ford ... Port Official
Mark Huberman ... Management Guru
Rosalind Adler Rosalind Adler ... 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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On May 9, take off the mask See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. All the audience attending were given Frank masks to wear. See more »

Goofs

During the rehearsal at Vetno, the song prominently features the sound of an electric guitar, yet nobody is playing one. See more »

Quotes

Jon Burroughs: Can I ask you something?
Frank: Sure.
Jon Burroughs: Why do you wear that?
Frank: ...do you think it's weird?
Jon Burroughs: Kinda.
Frank: Well, normal faces are weird, too. You know, the way they're smooth... smooth... smooth... and blech! You know? All bumpy and holes, I mean, what are eyes like? It's like a science fiction movie. Don't get me started on lips. Like the edges of a severe wound.
Jon Burroughs: That's true. But your head is still sort of intimidating.
Frank: Well, underneath it I'm giving you a welcoming smile. Would it help if I said my facial expressions ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Frank's Most Likeable Song
Vocals by Michael Fassbender
Music by Stephen Rennicks
Lyrics by Jon Ronson and Stephen Rennicks
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User Reviews

 
Lovely love story
8 June 2014 | by rinkutiwari1See all my reviews

The movie has 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. 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 Frank is a hard film to easily define and although it manages to remain on the right side of upbeat with plenty of laughs it does gently broach issues revolving around mental health. The exploits of the band trying to make a album touch on notions of artistic endeavour, originality and the sphere that songwriters and musicians have to encounter in trying to be creative


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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frank See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,056, 17 August 2014

Gross USA:

$645,186

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,897,363
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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