January 10, 2015
Frank is Absolutely Unique and Brilliant
Frank was a very different but entertaining film with lot of meaning put into it. I think the movie is not that inappropriate. The real problem in the movie to give it it's R rating is basically cursing and one minor sex scene that was close to a PG-13 sex scene with barely noticeable nudity. There are a lot of F Bombs in the film which is the main thing to consider.
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January 2, 2015
twisted, clever and funny!
this film tells the story of a wannabe, who falls in with a group of painfully talented alternative musicians. In his attempts to steal some of their startdust, he manages to break up the band and almost kills Frank. The message being that stars are born, and not everyone has a Voice.... you can't be a rock star just because you want it badly. there's also some examination of the myth of madness and creative genius going hand in hand. there is an achingly funny sex scene where the woman is definitely in the driving seat; but it's the drug use and suicide which plant it firmly as a prospect for older teens only. worth noting that the film offers useful talking points if you want to broach mental illness, mental illness and suicide, drug use with savvy older teens. and it is a really fun watch for adults. especially for anyone who's ever had quiet dreams of a music career and hankered after a week in SXSW. look out for the superb chameleon of a star - Scoot Mcnairy (also in Argo; Monsters; Killing Them Softly) as one of the band; the utterly vicious, beautiful and funny Maggie Gyllenhaal, and the genius Michael Fassbender as Frank (with a large papier mache head on).