Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Frankie Go Boom *
Frankie Go Boom is a 2012 comedy written and directed by Jordan Roberts and stars Charlie Hunnam, Chris O'Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Ron Perlman and Chris North.
The film is about Frank (Charlie Hunnam) who spent his entire childhood being embarrassed and humiliated by his older brother Bruce (Chris O'Dowd) while he filmed it. Bruce has just got out of prison/rehab and is getting his life back on track and wants to make amends. Frank literally runs into Lassie (Lizzy Caplan) well when I say runs into her I mean she drunkenly rides her bike into him and crashes into the floor then passes out, Franks decides to do the right thing and looks after her.....one thing leads to another and then end up sleeping together oh and Bruce decides to film it and gives a copy of it to his Jack who is a friend of his from rehab and is some what unhinged.
When Frank finds out about all of this he demands that Bruce gets the DVD back, they go to Jacks to get it back but find out that Lassie is Jacks daughter! Bruce rips the DVD player out and throws it into the pool to stop Jack from seeing it. They go back that night to get the player back but end up nearly killing a pig before waking Jack up and finding out that he has sent the player off to be fixed. Bruce and Frank run off to get the player and end up breaking into a house where they do get it but Bruce ditches Frank leaves him to get arrested and spend the night in jail.
After they get the DVD back Bruce gives it to his friend Claudia(Whitney Cummings) to edit it so they cant tell it's Frank and Lassie, Frank finds out about this and goes after Frank.....Claudia then takes it upon herself to upload the original anyway just to spite them all. Bruce then turns to his transsexual prison buddy Phyllis (Ron Perlman) who just happens to be a top class computer hacker to try and get the video down but can he do it?
I went into watching this film knowing only 2 of the actors,I know O'Dowd from his amazing work in The IT Crowd and Perlam from Hellboy, The City Of Lost Children as well as his countless voice work. I really enjoyed Hunnam and will be keeping an eye out for more of his work.
At times Frankie Go Boom is little bit on the crude side and not for the easily offended but luckily I'm not! The film makes you chuckle through most of it with the bizarre situations and makes you howl with laughter and the WTF moments.
I am shocked at how it managed to sneak by me but I am really glad I have seen it and will be telling people to get it ASAP. You can find it in the DVD section over on Zavvi or just click here for a direct link to the films page.