Frank - the movie.

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  1. gitfiddler99

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    Saw it last night on Netflix.

    A classic. A must for all musicians. 5 stars outta 5 for me.

    Great original songs played by the actors live as well.
     
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    It's in my queue, but I haven't got around to watching it yet.
     
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    Its billed as a comedy, but I didnt see it that way. Its more surreal.

    Although, if you watch it stoned, you will definitely laugh your ass off on a few scenes. Ive never seen a film like it. Maybe Johnny Suede, but way better.

    Its a "green" film.;)
     
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    Yeah, I sort of wished I had watched it while high too.
     
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    saw it .... wished i hadn't
     
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    I liked it a lot. Great band movie.
     
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    I liked it well enough, but two of the performances were really bad IMO. Maggie Gyllenhaal was very stiff and just not believable in her role and the guy who played the band manager seemed to me as if he was trying to play the part Dennis Hopper played in Apocalypse Now. Other than that, I thought it was pretty good.
     
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    That movie is SOOO GOOD!

    It's the kind of movie that you figure out what it was all about after it's over.
     
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    I loved Frank's most likeable song ever.

     
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    Loved it. Depressing though.
     
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    I liked it.

    One thing I really liked about it, is that you really had no idea where the movie was going. Juxtaposition that with a movie like 'Rockstar' with Mark Walberg - that one was so predictable and steeped in cliches it was simply cringe-worthy.

    It was interesting how the main character really just wanted to be successful, but he was an awful songwriter and so-so musician. The others were very serious about the music, but a real aversion to fame and fortune.

    My favorite line: 'Don't touch my ****ing theromin!'
     
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    Just saw it recently, very good!
     
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    I just watched this last night and it left quite an impression on me. I mentioned it to a few people at work today but no one seemed to be familiar with it, so figured I'd post a couple thoughts here.

    Early on (despite his lame song efforts in the beginning), I thought Jon was going to be shown as a skilled musician and the band was just going to be all image/style and no substance. As everything unfolded I was surprised and somewhat bummed out- I think it was almost heartbreaking to see Jon realize he lacked what Frank had...not to mention that is a real fear of mine as an aspiring composer/artist!

    As a musician and fan of the creative process, I would have liked to have had a bit more insight into what the album they created was...how did it sound, what were the themes, what did each member bring to the table, etc. I thought it was very ambiguous as to what the end result really was besides that one playback scene.

    I thought things really went downhill after Frank disappeared. I would have much preferred never seeing him without his mask on. It was just strange how once you saw Frank as a person, he was barely even functional (autism spectrum or something else?). I guess his band and music was supposed to have held him together just enough to get by, and once it was gone, his mental illness/issues took over until he was reunited.

    Overall, I definitely would recommend the film to music fans despite its flaws (which are my opinion of course). I am fascinated by characters and real people who have that instant creative spark and the "always performing" kind of vibe to them. Any scene with frank performing had me totally mesmerized, and I wish the move was more of that and less of Jon's social media/hype stuff.
     
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    Yes, it is a must see for musicians, I could relate to much of it.
     

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