Frank (2014)

Frank (2014)
  • Time: 95 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Music
  • Director: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson


A comedy about a young wannabe musician (Domhnall Gleeson) who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender).

2 reviews

  • Frank is weird. It obviously wants to be weird and it succeeds in that aspect. What really matters is if the audience will attach itself to that weirdness and find it charming. For me, I did find it charming and it led to a funny movie anchored by a great performance by Fassbender although I didn’t love it as much as I thought I was going to.

    Good: Fassbender is hands down the best part of the movie. He wears that mask throughout the whole movie, but yet you can still get every emotion he displays through his voice and body movements. He’s very funny in the role and commands the screen. The supporting cast does a good job to keep up with Fassbender, but it is entirely his show. The movie does go for the quirky indie comedy route with these actors, but it works as it leads to plenty of funny scenes with a tinge of dark humor thrown in there. I like the commentary regarding indie bands and their debate on whether they should change in order to get more fans or keep being unknown and play what they want to play.

    Bad: I felt that the movie was lacking any true connection with the characters aside from Frank. It wasn’t that the actors were bad like Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal who did a good job. The movie just lacked any true depth to it which makes the dramatic scenes that come in later to not work as well as I wanted it to be.

    Overall, while it lacks true resonance dramatically, it is still a funny movie worth watching simply for Fassbender.

  • I’m ashamed of myself, I really am. I saw over a hundred films last year but Frank was not one of them. I sat through crap like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Left Behind and The Legend of Hercules but never bothered to see Frank even though it was recommended to me by many people.

    Frank is probably one of the strangest and most fascinating films I have ever seen and it’s a movie that I just can’t stop thinking about. Rarely do I get to see a film this original and interesting. In this movie, Domhnall Gleeson plays an aspiring musician, Jon Burroughs who finds himself way out of his element when he becomes part of a pop group led by an enigmatic and mysterious leader (Michael Fassbender) who wears a giant fake head and is known simply as ‘Frank’.

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