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but perversely enjoyable
don't remember it
(or bobbins i suppose). This is the one to watch - BEING FRANK - THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY
but I'm more pleased with the joke thread angle this is turning into
i got that from the reviews and synopses?
it's based on him but it isn't so there's no real reason why it looks like him.
We'll discuss this when you see it.
not seen it
guessing the hate comes because the narrator character is pure DiS indie vapidity turned awful narcissistic art-hating monster who ruins it all and only finds redemption by fucking off forever
Amazing final scene. And Gleeson is great at becoming an increasing arsehole as the film goes on.
the final five seconds most of all
was going in expecting a comedy. yes some funny moments but definitely not a comedy i would say. Finds the line between tragic/funny and shies to the left of it.
shes seen Frank sidebottom back in the day, and we both read oink. Didnt find that the differences detracted.
It was good and funny.
were big Frank Sidebottom fans. I think the less you know about Frank Sidebottom, the better you'll find it. It's basically a very loosely-connected device to open up the concept.
so I never understood why some people got so annoyed. It just takes the idea to explore music and mental illness and stuff, and it does it very well.
They took one part of a beloved cult figure and didn't use the rest. That's always going to upset people.
The only really unpleasant person is Gleeson's character and even he learns to not be such a twat by the end.
I don't care
i mean, not to diss your band or owt
All I know is he was an insufferable cunt with no redeeming features (or if there were I didn't care by the time they happened)
he does two decent things: reuniting the band and fucking off, everything else is gormless snivelling leechwork, thinking he's bought the right to interfere with forces far beyond him
those are the two things he does at the very end of the film
found the rest of the band engaging and likeable tho yeah. maggie gyllenhaal is astounding
Man i hated this film :D
Starts out as a sweet but not-quite-funny-enough quirky comedy that can't quite engage you with the drama either.
But I really liked where it ended up and what it was trying to say.
Absolutely loved it.
Buried under a mountain of landfill Jon Ronson tat. Not the worst thing I've seen at the cinema this year but probably the most disappointing.
view-counting, fame-seeking, artless landfill and its parasites
The thing that summed Frank up for me was that scene in the motel where it became clear just how ill Frank was and how hard he was to deal with day-to-day. I wouldn't have found it as disappointing if the film never found that level but it did and it didn't really follow through, which made all the WaCkY bAnD stuff seem like an even bigger waste of time.
wacky is pomplamoose, this lot struck me as genuinely artful and questing
which I almost applauded
also like the notion that frank's head saved him when he was hit by the car
(I haven't seen it - but his eyes were missing the little reflection triangle bits)
I liked the song I Love You All at the end (not the credits version) and I really like the bit where Maggie Gyllenhaal plays that loud instrument about midway through
certainly the final scene and the overall message was v powerful/well done
music was pretty cool but I can't get behind him saying 'itchy britches' loads
always wince at people in the band bobbing up and down and looking at each other while they're playing whatever film it is, don't know if it's possible to film such a thing without it being cringeworthy
Same director as Frank (Film). It was much better.
Somewhat uneven though (which is to be expected of a film that has its key dramatic moment in the middle) and much like in Frank it never seemed like he had a firm grasp on the more nuanced emotional scenes (the bit with William H Macy), but a very good film nonetheless.
tell the band they might only be playing to 1 or 2 people that know them, when the venue they are booked to play in is actually quite large?
and it's often the case that only a few people in the crowd will actually know them.
what about jordan's question?