3,2,1 Frankie Go Boom
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Toxic brother drives so-so comedy about mortifying video.
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I liked this. The guy's brother tortures him doing all kinds of horrible pranks and capturing it on film. He puts them on the internet and scars the guy for life. The brother apologizes and tries to make up for being such a shitty guy, goes to rehab, etc. But ends up taping the brother having sex with a famous, and crazy, movie star's daughter. They go on a crazy quest to destroy the tape. Really good stuff.
- jctrifile, Sunday, September 23, 2012
As a child, Frankie (Hunnam) was constantly harassed by his older brother (O'Dowd) who caught everything on camera. Now, as grown-ups, things haven't changed. Following a one night stand with Caplan, Hunnam finds himself the subject of an internet video sensation, thanks to being secretly filmed by his brother. It would appear to be time to call quits on the American indie comedy. We've seen a string of interchangeable films that rely far too heavily on "quirkiness" to get by. 'Frankie Go Boom' is just the latest to sit alongside 'Safety Not Guaranteed', 'Why Stop Now' and 'Jesus Henry Christ', to name but three cookie-cutter comedies we've suffered through in 2012. Roberts' film is painfully unfunny, despite the talented ensemble. His idea of comedy is to have Perlman appear in drag. Seriously? Is this 1934? Comedy is the most difficult genre to pull off so why do so many inexperienced film-makers try their hand at it?
- moviewaffle, Friday, December 28, 2012
A comedy about two brothers, a girl with a broken heart, a sex tape, an angel and a pig... Good weird funny movie! A true modern day sex comedy for ages 18 to 60 to appreciate over and over again. whether you have a brother like Bruce or not you can relate and identify with each and every character.Any open-minded film buff would appreciate the genuine clever humor this movie portrays. Frankie Go Boom takes a sibling "rivalry" to the next and quite frankly, insane level. This was a comedic adventure with a quirky romance that will have you waiting for what happens next. Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce usually on film his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.
- MANUGINO, Saturday, March 23, 2013