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Frankie (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 October 2019 (USA)
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Releases October 25, 2019
Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

Director:

Ira Sachs

Writers:

Ira Sachs (screenplay), Mauricio Zacharias (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Françoise Crémont, AKA Frankie
Sennia Nanua ... Maya Andoh
Ariyon Bakare ... Ian Andoh
Vinette Robinson ... Sylvia Andoh
Jérémie Renier ... Paul Gagne
Brendan Gleeson ... Jimmy
Pascal Greggory ... Michel Gagne
Carloto Cotta ... Tiago Mirante
Ana Brandão Ana Brandão ... Luciana
Maria Da Guia Maria Da Guia ... Waitress
Marisa Tomei ... Ilene
Greg Kinnear ... Gary
Manuel Sá Nogueira Manuel Sá Nogueira ... Pedro
Máximo Francisco Máximo Francisco ... Bento
Joana Cunha Ferreira Joana Cunha Ferreira ... Joana
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Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual material | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Portugal

Language:

English | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankie See more »

Filming Locations:

Sintra, Portugal See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$486,589
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1.66 : 1
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References Grease (1978) See more »

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Moments Musicaux, D 780, Op. 94, No. 2
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AS THOUGH EVERYONE WERE READING THEIR LINES
6 October 2019 | by levybobSee all my reviews

I saw 'Frankie' today (Oct. 6, 2019) at the Mill Valley Film Festival. A more slow-moving, uninteresting film would be hard to find. Other critics of the film have done a good job of laying out the plot, so I won't take up your time. My low rating is based on the low (lowest) energy that this film puts out. It is as though no one has the energy to show emotion. As though the Portugal heat has had its effect on everyone. But more than anything else the film runs as though it were a table-read; actors with script in hand, doing a first read at a table. The camera work is leisurely at best. This could be a TV soap-opera episode as easily as a theatrical film.

And for that there's no excuse.

Then why, you might ask, the four stars. For Ms. Tomei and Mrs. Hupert, that's why.


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