Frankie & Alice
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From Lionsgate and Codeblack Films and the executive producers of INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE and LACKAWANNA BLUES comes a mind-bending drama starring Academy Award (R) Winner and Golden Globe (R) Nominee Halle Berry (THE CALL, MONSTER'S BALL). 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Frankie & Alice feels like a film that might have been groundbreaking 40 years ago but has cable-TV movie of the week written all over it in 2014."
‑ Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"It may be that this genre has been forever ruined, or just that it requires a more subtle hand than the one exhibited by Geoffrey Sax, the director here."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Modestly engaging, the film is more suited to cable TV and Netflix."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"It may be based on true events, but it seems more truly inspired by the star-producer's desire for an ostentatious showcase to demonstrate that her Best Actress recognition didn't Jinx (ouch) a career notable for such post-Oscar calamities as 'Catwoman.'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Reduces multiple personality disorder to haunted memories and melodramatic flashbacks with limited insight about the reality of this true story and its long-term effects."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
"Berry has proven she's willing to take on enormous challenges, and she certainly exceeds her grasp here. Perhaps that's why Frankie & Alice plays more like an elaborate acting workshop than a movie."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Lamentably by-the-numbers, treated like an affliction-of-the-week TV movie by its eight (!) credited writers and directed by Geoffrey Sax as if he knew where commercials should go."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"... provides Berry with a diva showcase for plenty of over-the-top emotional outbursts and violent tantrums."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
""Frankie" is a little thin despite its weighty subject matter, but it has some strong performances amid the predictable psychodrama."
‑ Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Not awful. Just humdrum."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"While all this channel-switching and inevitable unearthing of psychic demons generates a great awards-season clip, it doesn't necessarily lead to a satisfying drama."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"It's hard to see beyond Berry's forced mannerisms. She swerves from boogie-dancing tough girl to stoic matron to irritatingly voiced kid."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Admittedly a generously apportioned slice of awards-bait pie, but a well-rendered and engaging psychological drama nonetheless, anchored by two solid performances."
‑ Brent Simon, Paste Magazine
"Dusted off a full five years after it finished filming, [Frankie & Alice] is now a strange, wounded beast that cries out for Academy validation with every histrionic frame, yet has already missed its window of opportunity."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"May look like an attempt to win another Oscar for Berry, and she does give a powerful performance here."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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