Friday, May 2, 2014

MOVIE - Frankie & Alice

R (1:42)
Wide Release 4/4/2014 (although I don't think it was in any major theaters?)
Viewed 5/1/2014 at Century Gateway/cheap theaters
RT Critic: 21 Audience: 59
Cag: 4/Liked it a lot
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Code Black Entertainment

Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson

My comments:  I'll have to read some of the reviews, because I can't imagine why critics gave this movie such lousy reviews.  It's about a woman with multiple personality disorder.  It's based on a true story and takes place in 1973.  Halle Berry was wonderful as Frankie/Alice/Genius.  And I always enjoy Stellan Skarsgard in any role - he played her psychiatrist.  It was a fascinating story with a touch of mystery, as "Dr. Oz" began figuring out what was going on and what secrets were being kept by each of the three personalities.the two personalities that "inhabited" Frankie....

Reviews:  FRANKIE & ALICE is inspired by the remarkable true story of an African American go-go dancer "Frankie" with multiple personalities (dissociative identity disorder or "DID") who struggles to remain her true self while fighting against two very unique alter egos: a seven-year-old child named Genius and a Southern white racist woman named Alice. In order to stop the multiple voices in her head, Frankie (Halle Berry) works together with a psychotherapist (Stellan Skarsgard) to uncover and overcome the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.

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