Wednesday, May 29 2013, 11:21 PM MDT
Blu-ray Review: 1,2,3 Frankie Go Boom
Rated: Not Rated
Street Date: May 14, 2013
Available On: DVD and Blu-ray
Synopsis: For his entire life Frankie (Charlie Hunnam) has been the butt of his brother Bruce’s (Chris O’Dowd) jokes. Bruce, fresh from a prison stint, promises Frankie that he’s a changed man. That change lasts all of a few hours as Bruce looks to launch his career as a filmmaker by releases a humiliating video of Frankie’s hookup with Lassie (Lizzie Caplan), an eager stranger.
Extras: Behind the Scenes, Deleted and Alternate Scenes, “Pig in the Pool” Featurette and Trailer
Recommendation: 3,2,1… Frankie Go Boom is a micro-budget movie with a decent cast that includes Ron Perlman, Lizzie Caplan, Chris O’Dowd and Charlie Hunnam. What it doesn’t have is likeable characters, intelligent dialogue or many laughs. It’s not nearly as painful as that might imply; it’s still not worth your time unless the idea of Rerlman playing a transsexual interests you or if you’re craving lowbrow mediocrity.
-Ryan Michael Painter