Frequencies (2014)

Frequencies

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What if physics determined the laws of attraction? In a parallel world where human frequencies determine luck, love, and destiny, Zak, a young college student, must overcome science in order to love Marie, who emits a different frequency than his own. In an attempt to make their love a reality, Zak experiments on the laws of nature, putting in danger the cosmic equilibrium of fate and everything he holds dear. This unique and experimental drama blends science fiction and romance to create a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Darren Paul Fischer, Darren Paul Fisher
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Cast


as Zak (Teen)

as Mr. Fortune

as Nicola Tesla

as Theo (Teen)

as Headmistress

as Marie (Child)

as Nicola (Teen)

as Miss Anderson

as Zak (Child)
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Critic Reviews for Frequencies

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

While the detached, deadpan tone and occasionally stilted acting might leave some viewers flat, there's no doubting the fierce intelligence behind this admirable puzzle box of a movie.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Like youth itself, the opening of Frequencies - an uncommonly ambitious science-fiction romance - is sparkling and unsettling at once.

Full Review… | May 20, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Fisher creates a fully-realized new world in FREQUENCIES, and he does it with words and concepts instead of computer graphics and creatures.

Full Review… | May 28, 2014
Birth.Movies.Death.

at once a star-crossed romance, an allegory of (class) discord and (musical) harmony, and a theological investigation into nature and nurture, free will and determinism. It's out there, alright - and there's nothing else out there quite like it.

Full Review… | May 26, 2014
Sight and Sound

A film to warm the cockles of your geeky heart, an incredibly ambitious and profoundly provocative science fiction drama about ideas that require no FX to sell them.

Full Review… | May 24, 2014
Flick Filosopher

Equally provocative and captivating. It has more imagination and intelligence than all of the Hollywood films in recent memory combined.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
NYC Movie Guru

Audience Reviews for Frequencies

A very interesting and remarkably intelligent film of ambitious ideas, it impresses not only for its well-constructed plot but also for its clever use of colors to represent the characters' frequency levels - red being the lowest frequency in the visible spectrum and purple the highest.

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Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Metaphysical, futuristic, and resoundingly thought-provoking, Frequencies is the rare example of an intellectual film-making exercise that also works as a romantic drama. It's a film that doesn't spoon-feed the audience, but rather presents itself on its own terms, and lets itself unfold organically as such. It's a film of dramatic weight and insight, but also a film whose ideas sometimes get way from itself, leaving the viewer occasionally perplexed.

The film unfolds in a world where the frequencies that we emit determine our personality, life-path, and our romances. This is ingrained from an early age, in which frequencies are measured and used to dictate the lives of those at its mercy. In Frequencies, we find a young college student, Zak, falling hopelessly in love with Marie, whose higher frequencies otherwise precludes such a romance. What results is a journey in which Zak experiments with countless metaphysical techniques to change his frequency, seemingly succeeding and causing a ripple effect.

Certainly the most impressive thing about Frequencies is the script. It's fresh, innovative, and undeniably intelligent. Its ideas are presented with confidence and great skill. The direction and overall world building of the film accentuates this. The acting is resoundingly strong, featuring a strong ensemble cast.

The film's dramatic elements, however, take a back seat to the sometimes confounding narrative, which I felt got ahead of itself at times. There's a fine line between smart and inaccessible, and Frequencies flirts with that to a large degree. The last act especially gets a bit muddled by the constant change in point of view, feeling a bit too clever for its own sake.

Overall, it's a strong, uniquely conceived film that deserves to be seen.

4/5 Stars

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

½

Interesting in concept, but tiresome in execution, #Frequencies could have used something more exciting to keep my attention.

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