August 15, 2014
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
MPAA Rating: R (for violence throughout, and some sexual references/content)
Screenwriters: Peter Straughan, Jon Ronson
Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Scoot McNairy, Domhnall Gleeson, Carla Aza, Francois Civil
Copyright Holder: N/A
"Frank" is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Gleeson), 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 (Fassbender) and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Gyllenhaal). "Frank" is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson and is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.