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See Michael Fassbender like you have never seen him before in the first clip from Frank

01.17.2014

It has been a year since we last heard about Leonard Abrahamson's (WHAT RICHARD DID) comedy FRANK starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Scoot McNairy, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Based on the true story of Chris Sievey who performed as Frank Sidebottom, FRANK is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend and the first clip has made it's way online.

Fassbender has not done many comedies and this is a welcome change of pace for the talented actor, even if you don't see his face in the movie. Domhnall Gleeson has been racking up the roles recently with ABOUT TIME, DREDD, and ANNA KARENINA and looks pretty good here too. Per usual, Maggie Gyllenhaal is flawless.

A comedy about a young wannabe musician named Jon who discovers that he's bitten off a bit more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

For some reason, I get a very Tyler Durden vibe off of Fassbender's performance, but FRANK smacks of bizarre, cultish behavior. In other words, it looks like the perfect indie movie.

FRANK has no wide release but expect it to get picked up after Sundance concludes at the end of the month.

Source: YouTube

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8:36AM on 01/20/2014
A little Frank Sidebottom with one half of the Smiths.
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A little Frank Sidebottom with one half of the Smiths.
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8:29AM on 01/20/2014
Not trying to be subversive but this looks like a case of 'throw as much random shit at the story and see what sticks'. At least that's how the trailer looks. I like madcap when it has heart, ie Wes Anderson; this looks like silly for the sake of being silly.
Not trying to be subversive but this looks like a case of 'throw as much random shit at the story and see what sticks'. At least that's how the trailer looks. I like madcap when it has heart, ie Wes Anderson; this looks like silly for the sake of being silly.
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6:15PM on 01/18/2014
Moral Orel, is that you?
Moral Orel, is that you?
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8:15AM on 01/18/2014
Looks very very strange, and more eccentric than a Wes Anderson movie.
Looks very very strange, and more eccentric than a Wes Anderson movie.
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9:00PM on 01/17/2014
Magneto what are you doing....Magneto stahp....
Magneto what are you doing....Magneto stahp....
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5:28PM on 01/17/2014
Looks like my type of film. Looks viciously hilarious.
Looks like my type of film. Looks viciously hilarious.
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6:55PM on 01/17/2014
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6:56PM on 01/17/2014
deleted as well
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12:01AM on 01/19/2014
soloist type of film= every movie that ever existed

soloist type of film= every movie that ever existed

12:32AM on 01/21/2014
zombie3298....not quite.
zombie3298....not quite.
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5:19PM on 01/17/2014
Nothing like the Frank Sidebottom Character, apart from the head.
Nothing like the Frank Sidebottom Character, apart from the head.
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4:52PM on 01/17/2014
what the fuck did I just watch? Lmao.
what the fuck did I just watch? Lmao.
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6:53PM on 01/17/2014
LMAO! my EXACT words after I watched the clip. Laughed even harder when I saw that you wrote exactly that.
LMAO! my EXACT words after I watched the clip. Laughed even harder when I saw that you wrote exactly that.
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