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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jon Burroughs
... Jon's Mother
... Jon's Father
... Radio DJ
Billie Traynor ... Cafe Lady
Shane O'Brien ... Lucas
... Don
... Clara
... Baraque
... Nana
Chris McHallem ... Paramedic
... Frank
Michael James Ford ... Port Official
... Management Guru
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.

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On May 9, take off the mask See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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

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5 September 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$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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Trivia

The band's communal recording session is based on events surrounding the iconic album Trout Mask Replica (1969) by Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart. See more »

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When Jon and Clara are in the hot tub, you hear the sound of vigorous bubbles, yet the water is perfectly calm. See more »

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Frank: [singing] Stale beer. Fat fucked, smoked out. Cowpoked. Sequined mountain ladies. I love your wall. Put your arms around me. Fiddly digits, itchy britches. I love you all.
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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 »

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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.58 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Just Me
Performed by Jordyn Aurora (as Jordan Aurora Aquino)
Music by Stephen Rennicks and Hugh Drumm
Lyrics by Lenny Abrahamson and Stephen Rennicks
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Reminded me why I go to the cinema.
14 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I went to see Frank at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton with my wife. I was not expecting much; I tend to dislike rock biopics and the whole premise of man-in-giant-papier-mache-head thing seemed gimmicky.

Frank is wonderful. 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.

One of the real pleasures of this film is its narrative depth. The story arcs of the protagonists manage to be wholly natural and yet surprisingly subversive. At no point does the film simplify or 'talk down' to the audience.

The music is good too.

Go see it. Go see it while it is still in the cinema.


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