Frank and Cindy :- Watch Frank and Cindy on YoutubeonFire, I’m never one to mind a self-indulgent film. A personal touch usually resonates with me more than something written as an assignment. However, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more self-indulgent film this year than Frank and Cindy. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though it may be for some, and it toes that fine line of just how indulgent you can be. Writer and director G.J. Echternkamp makes himself the protagonist, victim and redemption of his alcoholic parents story. Make that his mother, Cindy, and his step-father, Frank Garcia, of the one-hit wonder band OXO in the 1980s with Whirly Girl. Yes, ‘the’ Frank Garcia. That fading light of fame is a key theme of what’s to come. Johnny Simmons stars as G.J. when he was in his late teens just before he heads off to film school. In Echternkamp’s own words, he’s a womanizing genius. But for those who haven’t seen Simmons since Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and the Whiplash short, he’s surprisingly convincing, shedding that laidback and anxious (respectively) personality that defined his other roles and revealing his potential as a leading man. Frankly, he’s the only reason his character works and the film should be grateful. Home for the summer before college time, G.J. trips over girls he sleeps with while frequently interrupted by Frank’s drunken stumbles into his room, played by a bumbling Oliver Platt. Upon discovering that his sobering mom, played by Rene Russo, and Frank have spent the inheritance money he planned to use more resourcefully.
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Release: 16 June 2015 (USA)
IMDB Rating : 7.5/10
Director: G.J. Echternkamp
Stars : Rene Russo, Oliver Platt, Johnny Simmons