Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 59%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 31%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 959


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
February 07, 2020 at 09:50 PM



Marisa Tomei as Ilene
Greg Kinnear as Gary
Isabelle Huppert as Françoise Crémont, AKA Frankie
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920.58 MB
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23.976 fps
1 hr 40 min
P/S 3 / 9
1.78 GB
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1 hr 40 min
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850.09 MB
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1 hr 40 min
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1 hr 40 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by holly-4ever 4 / 10

Waste of A Fantastic Cast

I watched this last year and it left very little impression on me.

The film, according to director Ira Sachs, is based on a 1962 Indian (Bollywood) film by director Satyajit Ray called Kanchenjungha.

This film is based on a family vacation in Sintra (Portugal), where a family gathers to learn about the life-altering event in Frankie's life. She's a famous French actress facing her own mortality, while surrounded (at her request) by family, friends, lovers, ex-lovers, and so forth.

With a wonderful cast from several countries (English, French, and American), the film is a slow meander through the streets of Sintra, while we meet and learn a bit about each character, their life challenges, and how they relate to Frankie. It's just that it doesn't flesh out the supporting characters' roles, because there are too many of them and not enough time in a feature film, so we get a taste of what's going on, but really fail to connect with anyone, including Frankie.

Isabelle Huppert is a marvel and a gifted actress, but even she seems disconnected from her own character, almost as if she's phoning it in. Case in point, a scene in the forest between her and Marissa Tomei, where Frankie has a seizure seemed like amateur hour. Surprising from an Oscar nominated (and robbed!) actress of her caliber, but I blame the writing/direction.

Overall, the cast is wonderful, but the film fails to deliver. That's why an average rating of 5/10 on here is not shocking.

See it for the cast and the scenery, but don't expect much as far as a truly moving story is concerned.

Reviewed by graham-82491 2 / 10

Wooden acting

I have never seen such unconvincing acting since i saw the school play.

Reviewed by levybob 4 / 10


I saw 'Frankie' today (Oct. 6, 2019) at the Mill Valley Film Festival. A more slow-moving, uninteresting film would be hard to find. Other critics of the film have done a good job of laying out the plot, so I won't take up your time. My low rating is based on the low (lowest) energy that this film puts out. It is as though no one has the energy to show emotion. As though the Portugal heat has had its effect on everyone. But more than anything else the film runs as though it were a table-read; actors with script in hand, doing a first read at a table. The camera work is leisurely at best. This could be a TV soap-opera episode as easily as a theatrical film.

And for that there's no excuse.

Then why, you might ask, the four stars. For Ms. Tomei and Mrs. Hupert, that's why.

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