Frank (2014) Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender Movie Review

Frank (2014)   1/51/51/51/51/5

Frank (2014)

To be Frank, Why?

Jon Burroughs (Domhnall Gleeson) aspires to be a musician and escape the little boxes of suburbia. So when he meets a bearded man on a beach watching his keyboard player trying to drown himself he finds himself joining the group. It turns out to be a very progressive, experimental band lead by the paper mache head wearing Frank who never takes of the cardboard head. Soon this eclectic group find themselves living in isolation where for hours every day for months on end they practice and experiment.

I believe "Frank" was an experiment to prove that if you get the right people and enough of them to say a movie is good then the majority will follow because they want to sound like they are hip and get it. I have long stopped caring what others think and want to be seen to be in with the crowd so let me say right now "Frank" is a lot of utter nonsense which isn't entertaining, isn't funny, isn't thought provoking and isn't worth your time.

Now I can't just tell you that so what we get are actors playing a collection of pretentious people who do what they like and seem to go out of their way to be different. As such we have them punching each other, making instruments, writing nonsensical lyrics and basically being idiots. Now maybe it is me, maybe this is what passes for comedy in the 21st century if that is the case someone make me a time machine and send me back to the 80s.

What this all boils down to is that I really struggled to find what is so entertaining about "Frank" to warrant so many praising it. As such whilst the cast's appeal may keep you watching what goes on in it is simply a pretentious, nonsensical slog.