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Frank (2014)

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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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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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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.

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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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frenk See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$341,649 (United Kingdom), 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,056, 17 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$644,906, 5 December 2014
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original script was mainly based in Sweden. It was switched to Ireland largely because director Lenny Abrahamson was more familiar with the Irish landscape. 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 ...
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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

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.59 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Lady in the Red Coat
Performed by Domhnall Gleeson
Music by Domhnall Gleeson and Stephen Rennicks
Lyrics by Domhnall Gleeson
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Frank - a weird but extremely rewarding watch
22 May 2014 | by Malcolm cohnSee all my reviews

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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