I long to work in my garden, sketch in my journal, knit in my beanbag and sleep in for three straight mornings in a row....heaven! I need more coffee time, more movie review time, more sunset reflection time and more quiet time for my soul. It is great to be busy, but when life starts to resemble white noise then you just have to retreat. Perhaps it is a Piscean thing, I'm not sure, perhaps everyone feels like this from time to time.
I suppose that as you get older you start to become more adept at identifying the things that are most important. You get more discerning about where you place your energies and you clearly recognize your limitations before you reach that over-stretched point of snapping a lot earlier on. Yep, I'm listening to myself a lot more these days, trusting myself a lot more and following through with my own needs. There is something very powerful about knowing yourself, and especially knowing your limitations.
It's true what Kenny Rogers said - "you gotta know when hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run."
Wise words Kenny, wise words indeed!
Release Date: 2014
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 95 mins
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Frank is a fictional tale loosely based on character of Frank Sidebottom. Frank was the comic persona of real life musician Chris Sievey who was rumoured to have given financial backing to the film before his death. The film has received generally positive acclaim for it's mostly unusual, whimsical and quirky nature, all of which are in plentiful measures here.
After a chance meeting, wannabe musician Jon, agrees to play keyboard for an eccentric pop band led by a mysterious and papier mache head wearing singer called Frank. Desperate to be embraced by this new collection of unusual individuals, Jon agrees to join them on trip to record an album, quickly realizing that he has bitten off more than he can chew.
Michael Fassbender is epic as Frank, a character whose insane and mostly absurd behaviours somehow make him endearing. Donhall Gleeson does a terrific job of portraying Jon, the square peg in a round hole and Maggie Gyllenhaal is nutty as a well made fruitcake as quirky Clara.
This is pretty weird stuff, the characters are completely unpredictable and generally non-compliant to societal norms in every way. Expect the unexpected and watch it with a very open mind.
FINAL SAY: Secure the galactic perimetres
3 Chili Peppers