Release:
2 juli 2013
Director:
Jordan Roberts
Cast:
Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Sons of Anarchy)
Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The Sapphires)
Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive)
Lizzy Caplan (Hot Tub Time Machine, Cloverfield)
Whitney Cummings (Made of Honor)
Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife)
Genre:
Comedy
Year: 2012


A Première TV Distribution Release

321 Frankie Go Boom


SYNOPSIS

Frank (CHARLIE HUNNAM) has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated -- usually on film -- by his brother Bruce (CHRIS O'DOWD) his entire life. Now that Bruce has finally kicked drugs and turned his life around, things should be different. But when Frank's one-night stand with a distressed young woman (LIZZY CAPLAN) goes not quite as planned, Bruce's camera is ready, as always, to capture it...and share it with the world. Once the mortifying not-quite sex tape ends up on the internet, Frank elicits the aid of Bruce's former prison cell mate Phil, who's now going by the more gender-appropriate name of PHYLLIS (RON PERLMAN).


REVIEWS

  • Variety: Writer-director Jordan Roberts earns a good number of laughs, and even some extended guffaws, with his crass romance about sex, lies and digital video. There's a clever design beneath the seemingly random chaos, as the pic gets an inordinate amount of comic mileage from the running joke of Bruce's borderline-sociopathic self-absorption.
  • Movies.nytimes.com: Exuberantly written and directed by Jordan Roberts, '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom' is a vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness. With wham-bam timing and unisex jokes, Mr. Roberts races us through a jam-packed tale of erectile reluctance, brotherly betrayal, Internet disaster and accidental romance.
  • Aintitcool.com: Frankie Go Boom is an absurdist comedy with heart, a film that is hard not to like. Everybody is just so earnest in it and the relationship between Hunnam and Caplan is genuinely sweet, so when the shit really does get weird you're kind of in for the long haul. Strong writing and direction from Jordan Roberts, a charming love story, some truly hilarious moments, a crazed Lynchian universe and an overall tone of likability really made this one of the more enjoyable films of SXSW. Keep your eyes peeled for it.
  • Joblo.com: there's so much weird shit in 3, 2, 1...FRANKIE GO BOOM, that I was chuckling from start to finish and laughing out loud many times, usually followed by a 'Oh, hell no...' .... it's a ridiculously crazy good time and one I look forward to seeing again.
  • Smellslikescreenspirit.com: 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom cleverly mocks Hollywood and the notion that anyone with an HD camcorder is a director. As if the promise of a film starring Chris O'Dowd and Lizzy Caplan is not reason enough to watch it, there is an added bonus of witnessing Ron Perlman portray a transgender woman named Phyllis. Sure, the Phyllis character feels a bit cartoonish (and borderline offensive), but how often do you get to see Hellboy donning full drag?
  • Slantmagazine.com: The performances, though requiring little subtlety, make the movie, and Frankie Go Boom's plot works best when it continually provides wilder and wilder situations for the energetic cast.
  • BigGayPictureShow.com: the actors are great and there are a lot of funny scenes.
  • Conevmovies.com: Though deliciously rude and crude, '3, 2, 1 ... Frankie Go Boom' possesses a surprisingly sweet heart. Jordan Roberts' screwball romp never stoops to the misogyny and other infantilisms rampant in so many Peter Pan comedies.
  • Cinemabeach.com: It is the ensemble nature of the cast that makes 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom really great.
  • MediaMikes.com: Overall great casting and smart script lead up to this fun little film. If you are looking for a new definition to dysfunctional family, then be sure to check out '3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom'. Be sure to stay until the screen goes black for more Perlman/Noth! Totally worth it!

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