Kid reviews for Frank

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Common Sense says

age 17+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

age 16+

Meaningful

It's hard for me to describe this movie but as a mentally ill person I find it so deeply meaningful. I connected to this movie immediately and when it crashed I started panicking because I needed to know what came next. I know that's not much of a review but here it comes. This movie is about a man who ends up in a musical group made up of mentally ill or 'damaged' people who are making music to keep themselves together. This man tries to force the members of the band too far which results in their worlds falling apart. It's labelled as a comedy but I feel as though that sort of diminishes the whole point. It's not a story about a band where the lead singer wears a quirky head omg, no it's a story about mentally ill people trying to survive. This site says there are no good role models, but I believe there are. Frank (the lead singer) has his problems, he has his issues but he is an admirable person and if I could be as open and loving as he is, I would be ten times better than I am now. Don has traits that are not ones you'd look up to but as a man, he is a good person. Just because these people are mentally ill it does not mean they aren't good role models. This movie is a really good movie and it's touched me like few movies have. I believe any mentally ill teenager, especially one who feels a deep connection to music, should watch this film. There is suicide, but it is a good movie with a purpose and a message.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 15+

Quirky, strange, but pretty good!

Alright, so there's an attempted suicide, a successful suicide, drugs, language, a rather heated sex scene (although no actual explicit body parts are shown, there's a LOT of moaning) and to top it all off, a semi-mentally deranged main character (at least he seems like that, with his strange views on life and his giant paper mache head). All around, however, it's a pretty good film. It's deep, and it's kind of difficult to wrap your head around all the psychological stuff going on but it is a great film if you can handle it.
age 14+

A dark comedy that is extremely dark.

It is a great movie that isn't that bad other than language and some sexual content. It is very sad, touching, and dark. It deals with a lot of suicide and mental insanity. But watch it if you like dark comedies.
age 15+

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

It's hard to be really weird but respectful, but this movie pulls it off.

This movie is weird. It's endearing, but it's very weird. Not Kubrick-weird or artsy, but endearing in its originality that stems from its weirdness. When you have a movie about a guy that wears a fake head at all times, it's easy for the movie to be cynical towards its characters, but it's respectful instead. There are funny jabs at bruting musicians and social media, but it's lighthearted. The movie knows what tone to carry when - especially given the rather dark places that this movie goes to - but its tonal shifts are too extreme and quick to make without coming off as a bit jarring. The actors are all terrific: Fassbender balances subtly with weirdness, Gyllanhaal is deadpan and funny, and Gleeson does well with having to be a character existing to make the film accessible to audiences. It's between the kindness of its characters and the acting that makes the film really interesting when it comes to characterization. However, I wish that certain character arcs were elaborated on, as they seemed to be based more off of ideas than fully executed ideas, at least from a writing standpoint. On another note (no pun intended), the music is good. It's horrible when it wants to be stupid, but us actually very good otherwise. I'd be open to buying the soundtrack. This will probably grow on me with time, but I still really liked it. I appreciate thing that are different, and this movie definitely is. 8.3/10, very good, one thumb up, above average, etc.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing