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      Frankie and Johnny Are Married

      R Released Feb 27, 2004 1h 38m Comedy List
      70% Tomatometer 20 Reviews 41% Audience Score 500+ Ratings This comedic drama depicts the efforts of director Michael Pressman (Michael Pressman) to launch a production of the play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune." Casting his wife, Lisa Chess (Lisa Chess), as the female lead, Michael runs into numerous problems, most notably with temperamental actor Alan Rosenberg (Alan Rosenberg). Eventually, Michael realizes that he can only salvage things by playing the male lead himself, a move that reflects the precarious nature of his own marriage. Read More Read Less

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      Wesley Morris Boston Globe It might be the first vanity project within a vanity project. Rated: 1/4 Jun 25, 2004 Full Review Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle Most entertaining is Alan Rosenberg's wicked spoof of actorly neuroses. Rated: 3/4 Jun 18, 2004 Full Review Jami Bernard New York Daily News A funny, tender, satisfying blend of fiction and cinema vrit. Rated: 3/4 Jun 11, 2004 Full Review James Verniere Boston Herald Rated: 2/4 Jul 3, 2004 Full Review Steve Rhodes Internet Reviews A wonderfully entertaining, hilariously funny and sweetly touching story. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 16, 2004 Full Review Maitland McDonagh TV Guide The pleasant surprise is that it's often funny and unexpectedly engaging, in large part because Pressman knows better than to ask you to feel too sorry for the fictitious 'Pressman' and 'Chess.' Rated: 3/5 Jun 11, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Michael Pressman's vanity project for his wife is given a boost by Alan Rosenberg's funny performance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I didn't expect much, but it turned out a decent low-key comedy. Very funny at times and great storytelling. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Not bad. I appreciate the sincerity in the film's intentions. It has a nice realistic style to it, the actors all do well. I found it just a little hard to get involved with the characters, the are well defined, but not particularly appealing. Worth a look though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member meh.. its not funny cute.. just kinda cute Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Its an amazing take on a fantasic play, its a movie that shows what love actually is. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Fora anyone working as an actor. Or director. Or in the theatre. Or television. Or "anyone in a relationship" like the back of teh dvd says... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis This comedic drama depicts the efforts of director Michael Pressman (Michael Pressman) to launch a production of the play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune." Casting his wife, Lisa Chess (Lisa Chess), as the female lead, Michael runs into numerous problems, most notably with temperamental actor Alan Rosenberg (Alan Rosenberg). Eventually, Michael realizes that he can only salvage things by playing the male lead himself, a move that reflects the precarious nature of his own marriage.
      Director
      Michael Pressman
      Producer
      Alice West
      Screenwriter
      Michael Pressman
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Rating
      R (Brief Drug Use|Sexual References|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 27, 2004, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 8, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $22.9K
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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