Review: Indie Darling 'Frank' Has Been Overhyped

August 14, 2014 7:33 PM

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“Frank” offers the things that quirky, indie darlings are supposed to. It has well-known actors (Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhall). It’s sometimes amusing. It’s reasonably fresh. And, yes, it’s off-beat.

That can’t conceal how slight it is. Worse, its ending is a huge let-down. When it’s over you feel rather as you did in high school in realizing that sitting with the cool kids for lunch was no more interesting or memorable than dining with your dorky but much nicer friends who actually cared about ...

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