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3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012)



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Two brothers (Charlie Hunnam and Chris O'Dowd) seek the help of a transgendered hacker (Ron Perlman) in erasing all evidence of a sex tape from the internet before the unhinged movie star father (Chris Noth) of the girl involved (Lizzy Caplan) seeks violent revenge. Whitney Cummings and Nora Dunn co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Nora Dunn
as Mom (Karen)
Sam Anderson
as Dad (Chris)
Ron Perlman
as Phyllis
Sarah Rush
as Natalie
Ramon Chavez
as Grandfather
Adam Pally
as Brandon
Sophia Curran
as Blushing Intern
Justin Dray
as Guy in Park
Marcel Langenegger
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

Though deliciously rude and crude, '3, 2, 1 ... Frankie Go Boom' possesses a surprisingly sweet heart.

October 18, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A sub-Apatovian farce that tries way too hard ...

October 12, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A noisy stab at wacky wrongness that starts with reasonably plump possibility as a dispatch from the frontlines of viral video embarrassment hell.

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness.

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 5/5

Tragically unfunny, Frankie is occasionally elevated by some of its gifted and game cast, but the film's nasty, comedically incoherent script limits its potential.

October 11, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Both actors somehow stay grounded despite all the shenanigans. Hunnam, in particular, is quite adept at playing against his movie-star looks.

October 11, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom


What keeps "Frankie Go Boom" from going completely into the gutter is the young, brilliant cast. Charlie Hunnam recalls his days on "Undeclared" with this straight-faced comedic role, making his bad ass persona on "Sons of Anarchy" impress that much more. Chris O'Dowd is the driving force of comedy, as the misfit brother pushing the raunchy plot all the way through. Lizzy Caplan proves she's well on her way to bigger and better things, no longer just playing the quirky, tomboy friend, but expanding into a viable and adorable love interest that you root for. I am not entirely sure why Ron Perlman would step into the role of the transvestite, but he definitely holds nothing back. In line with films like "Orange County" and to extremes like "Freddy Got Fingered", "Frankie Go Boom" and its spark may not live on like those previously mentioned films, but it was rather enjoyable from start to finish.

Christopher Haskell
Christopher Haskell

Super Reviewer

A comedy about two brothers, a girl with a broken heart, a sex tape, an angel and a pig... Good weird funny movie! A true modern day sex comedy for ages 18 to 60 to appreciate over and over again. whether you have a brother like Bruce or not you can relate and identify with each and every character.Any open-minded film buff would appreciate the genuine clever humor this movie portrays. Frankie Go Boom takes a sibling "rivalry" to the next and quite frankly, insane level. This was a comedic adventure with a quirky romance that will have you waiting for what happens next. Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce usually on film his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer


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?

The Movie Waffler
The Movie Waffler

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