FRANK

Director Lenny Abrahamson
Year 2014
Starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson
Rating R
Run Time 95min
More Info IMDb

FRANK is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank and his terrifying sidekick, Clara.

Frank's uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating and because he wears a giant fake head.

After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. As his influence waxes, creative tensions mount and the band's entire raison d'être is called into question.

"A genuine original in a summer sea of sameness, and a darkly comedic manifesto against the cultural status quo." -John Anderson, The Wall Street Journal

"A functioning, funny, weirdly touching fable of artistic angst and aspiration, a meditation on fame and its terrors and the metaphoric usefulness of masks and huge fake heads." -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"Manages to make the strange and the sad and the funny all feel like it's part of the same film." -Drew McWeeny, HitFix

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