As a child, Frankie (Hunnam) was constantly harassed by his older brother (O'Dowd) who caught everything on camera. Now, as grown-ups, things haven't changed. Following a one night stand with Caplan, Hunnam finds himself the subject of an internet video sensation, thanks to being secretly filmed by his brother.
It would appear to be time to call quits on the American indie comedy. We've seen a string of interchangeable films that rely far too heavily on "quirkiness" to get by. 'Frankie Go Boom' is just the latest to sit alongside 'Safety Not Guaranteed', 'Why Stop Now' and 'Jesus Henry Christ', to name but three cookie-cutter comedies we've suffered through in 2012.
Roberts' film is painfully unfunny, despite the talented ensemble. His idea of comedy is to have Perlman appear in drag. Seriously? Is this 1934? Comedy is the most difficult genre to pull off so why do so many inexperienced film-makers try their hand at it?