Monday, August 5, 2013

Now at Amazon Prime: Frankie Go Boom (2012)

Frankie Go Boom (2012) - Written and Directed by Jordan Roberts; Starring Charlie Hunnam, Lizzy Caplan, Chris O'Dowd, Chris Noth, Nora Dunn, Whitney Cummings.

By Kenny Howell

Just another one of those movies were all the characters are unrealistically terrible, and it is played for laughs.

This one follows Frankie (Hunnam), a man who is now internet famous for puking on his fiancee. His brother (O'Dowd), a recovering drug addict, filmed it and put it on the internet. He also films an encounter Frankie has with the terribly named Lassie (Caplan), a woman who just caught her fiancee cheating on her, and really needs someone to be interested in her. Frankie isn't up to the task, and the tape gets leaked to some seedy friends of his, and then onto the internet. Frankie goes to great lengths, none of which are really all that funny, to get the tape back and save his budding relationship with Lassie.

There is plenty of talent in the movie, especially O'Dowd (Calvary) and Caplan (Save the Date). O'Dowd is the worst of the worst as a human being in the movie, and it is never really funny, just terribly annoying. And his parents reinforcing of his actions make it even worse. Caplan isn't in the movie enough, and is pretty much wasted.

Frankie Go Boom is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Rating: 1/2

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