By Thandi Jahi
Frank was directed by the famed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson. This movie has an “R” rating for language and some sexual content.
Frank is a dark comedy movie about a young wannabe musician named Jon (played by Domhnall Gleenson). Jon gets in over his head when he joins a band of eccentric characters headed by a man named Frank (played by actor Michael Fassbender).
Frank is possibly the strangest of the bunch, as he wears a comically large fake head at all times, with no explanation. The humor ranges from dark to quirky, with most of the drama centering on Frank and Jon’s interactions along with Frank’s psychotically jealous girlfriend. Frank himself is a musical genius; and while he is enigmatic, he is also friendly and tries to hold his band together. Meanwhile, Jon tries to gain more publicity for the band.
The movie’s high points were: the actor choices and the weird charm they radiate to the viewer. Also, the plot is simple and easy to follow.
My only critique of this movie is that it ends quite abruptly, at a time when the audience is just beginning to know the characters (particularly Frank).