FRANKIE GO BOOM Blu-ray Review

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Writer-director Jordan Roberts’ Frankie Go Boom is one of those films that seemed destined for cult comedy status.  The premise is simple enough: a young man, tormented all his life by his older brother’s pranks, must track down an unauthorized and rather embarrassing sex tape before it gets out to the general public.  Then you look at the impressive cast – Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Chris Noth and Ron Perlman – and you wonder, how can this one possibly miss?  I decided to check out the newly-released Blu-ray to find out.  Hit the jump to check out my review.

Ron Perlman Talks FRANKIE GO BOOM, SONS OF ANARCHY, Working with Guillermo Del Toro, and More

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The outrageous comedy Frankie Go Boom, from writer/director Jordan Roberts, tells the story of Frank Bartlett (Charlie Hunnam), who tells himself that he’s holed up in the desert to write, but in reality is just hiding from his family, namely his brother Bruce (Chris O’Dowd).  A reckless but charming addict, Bruce has always enjoyed secretly filming Frank in all sorts of compromising positions and sobriety isn’t making their relationship any better.  And as much as Frankie tries to move on with his life, family just keeps sucking him back in.

At the press day, actor Ron Perlman – who plays the movie’s humor, heart and voice of reason, Phyllis – spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how he ended up playing a woman in the film, his first impression of the script when he read it, discovering Phyllis’ look, how quick of a shoot this was for him, and how he thinks his Sons of Anarchy fans might react when they see him in character.  He also talked about what it’s like to be a part of such a successful TV show, how surprised he’s been by the direction of Season 5, and how bittersweet it is that they’re closer to the end now, with only two seasons left, as well as his longtime collaboration with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Charlie Hunnam Talks FRANKIE GO BOOM, the Success of SONS OF ANARCHY, His Desire to Direct, and More

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The outrageous comedy Frankie Go Boom, from writer/director Jordan Roberts, tells the story of Frank Bartlett (Charlie Hunnam), who tells himself that he’s holed up in the desert to write, but in reality is just hiding from his family, namely his brother Bruce (Chris O’Dowd).  A reckless but charming addict, Bruce has always enjoyed secretly filming Frank in all sorts of compromising positions and sobriety isn’t making their relationship any better.  And as much as Frankie tries to move on with his life, family just keeps sucking him back in.

At the film’s press day, actor Charlie Hunnam spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why he didn’t think he was right for this role, what finally convinced him to sign on, what made Ron Perlman the perfect actor for Phyllis, how it was to work with Lizzy Caplan, and giving CPR to a pig.  He also talked about what it’s been like to be a part of Sons of Anarchy and how bittersweet it is that they’re closer to the end of the show now than the beginning, and his desire to direct a film that he’s written for Tommy Flanagan (who plays Chibs on SOA) to star in.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Lizzy Caplan Talks FRANKIE GO BOOM, Wearing Edible Underwear, Her Character’s Levels of Emotion, Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, and More

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The outrageous comedy Frankie Go Boom, from writer/director Jordan Roberts, tells the story of Frank Bartlett (Charlie Hunnam), who tells himself that he’s holed up in the desert to write, but in reality is just hiding from his family, namely his brother Bruce (Chris O’Dowd).  A reckless but charming addict, Bruce has always enjoyed secretly filming Frank in all sorts of compromising positions and sobriety isn’t making their relationship any better.  And as much as Frankie tries to move on with his life, family just keeps sucking him back in.

At the film’s press day, actress Lizzy Caplan – who plays Lassie, a young woman at a crisis point in her life, that finds a connection with Frankie – spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what attracted her to this role, playing with the levels of emotion with her character, the sweetness of the relationship between Frankie and Lassie, having to wear an edible bra, and the most challenging scene for her to shoot.  She also talked about her upcoming Showtime drama series, Masters of Sex, with Michael Sheen, and just how far it will go.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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