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Frankie And Johnny Are Married (2004)

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64

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 4

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Successful television director and film producer Michael Pressman sets off with high hopes when he decides to helm a film production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. He believes the experience of directing a film starring his struggling actress of a wife (Lisa Chess) will be a fun and relatively easy way to revitalize their marriage. Unfortunately, the decision to cast Alan Rosenberg to play Johnny proves disastrous -- Rosenberg is incredibly difficult to work with and Pressman's

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Dec 20, 2005

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (7)

It might be the first vanity project within a vanity project.

June 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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Most entertaining is Alan Rosenberg's wicked spoof of actorly neuroses.

June 18, 2004 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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We get, basically, a love note from one to the other. But what we don't get is an absorbing movie.

June 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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A funny, tender, satisfying blend of fiction and cinema vérité.

June 11, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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A chronicle of embarrassment that gratifyingly, if narrowly, avoids embarrassing itself.

June 11, 2004 Full Review Source: Newsday
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There's little that's particularly dramatic or funny for the outsider in this autobiographical vanity project.

June 11, 2004
New York Post
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A wonderfully entertaining, hilariously funny and sweetly touching story.

June 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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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.'

June 11, 2004 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A glorified home movie, redeemed by Alan Rosenberg's hilarious performance as an egomaniacal actor.

June 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
Film-Forward.com

A sharply written, directed, and acted character piece brimming with good-natured laughter and real affection.

May 28, 2004
Reel.com

A delightful little sleeper of a love story.

May 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

It's art imitating life imitating art -- or something like that. Whatever, it's not very good.

May 28, 2004 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

A blend of fact and fiction that audiences might find puzzling and at times a little self-indulgent, but sometimes very funny and occasionally quite touching.

May 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Proves that playing together can bring zest to any sagging long-term love relationship.

May 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

light and playful, but it's also a hint of this couple's embrace of art and marriage.

May 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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