Monday, January 12, 2015


A wannabe musician stumbles onto a gig as a keyboardist for an avant-garde rock group in this bittersweet film loosely based on the career of outsider musician/comedian Frank Sidebottom. Featuring scenes of the musicians playing bendy straws, 11 months of rehearsals, a viking funeral, a safety word, and a gig at South By Southwest, Frank may play fast and loose with the history of Frank Sidebottom's band The Freshies but makes up for it with intriguing performances by Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Fassbender. Plus, I'm a big fan of theremins, and I don't want anyone touching mine, either.

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