After this movie I keep thinking this is how some indie bands with xylophones record and produce their albums, except without a nutter wearing a big head mask. Very charming. Domhnall Gleeson has a heart of gold. I would totally have shagged Gyllenhaal's character after a week or two. Fassbender is too good looking and fit to be that loony.
This was an unexpected surprise. An extremely touching, heartbreaking story depicting a short period in a young man's life, where he runs a gamut of emotional infatuation, self-discovery, failure and acceptance... in an experimental avant-garde setting. The artists [band] guiding and testing him through this significant journey manage to never feel clichéd, but provide a basis for some genuinely dark undertones.
Frank is a very funny film and a very touching and thoughtful film. It's about art, and the people who are crazy enough to try and become artists. And I had heard this movie had a good ending, but I didn't expect it to be THAT good. Seriously... that was one of the best endings I've seen in a long long time.
Frank wins for its music, for the likability of its characters and for how happy Frank (Fassbender) makes me, with his empathetic way of being, volatile moods, kindness and almost egocentric selfishness. Nevertheless, I think it's a film who tried to be devil-may-care and ended up with a heavier sense of carelessness