DVD Review: Frank
How long are we staying here?
Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is a wannabe musician who ends up filling in for a keyboard player in a small band after he witnesses his suicide attempt. That band is lead by an eccentric front man, Frank, (Michael Fassbender) who never takes off a giant head he wears. Other band members are angry Clara, (Maggie Gyllenhaal) the mutes Nana and Baraque (Carla Aazar and Francois Civil..okay they're not actually mutes but they might as well be. They're strictly background) and Don (Scoot McNairy) the one Jon initially gets closest too. Soon he realizes that he's in over his head when they invite him to help make their album.
I had really high hopes for Frank, but honestly I feel a little disappointed now. The film had some funny moments, but those became less and less as we went on and the film ends up very muddled towards the end. I ended up feeling really bad for Jon towards the end, and I don't think that was the desired feeling the film was going for.
Gleeson is a good lead, and Fassbender is very charismatic despite the fact that you barely see his face. The rest are not given much to do. The final song they sing together is ridiculously catchy. I guess that counts for something.
Recommended: Sure, maybe you'll like it more than I did. It's certainly not bad.
Memorable Quote: "I love you all." - Frank (Michael Fassbender)