Frankie And Johnny Are Married
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Frankie And Johnny Are Married
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 already tense relationship becomes steadily worse as the horrific rehearsal and filming process… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It might be the first vanity project within a vanity project."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A funny, tender, satisfying blend of fiction and cinema vérité."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"A wonderfully entertaining, hilariously funny and sweetly touching story."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"A sharply written, directed, and acted character piece brimming with good-natured laughter and real affection."
‑ Timothy Knight,
"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."
‑ Bridget Byrne, Boxoffice Magazine
"Most entertaining is Alan Rosenberg's wicked spoof of actorly neuroses."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"A chronicle of embarrassment that gratifyingly, if narrowly, avoids embarrassing itself."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"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.'"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A delightful little sleeper of a love story."
‑ Evan Henerson, Los Angeles Daily News
"Proves that playing together can bring zest to any sagging long-term love relationship."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"We get, basically, a love note from one to the other. But what we don't get is an absorbing movie."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"There's little that's particularly dramatic or funny for the outsider in this autobiographical vanity project."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"A glorified home movie, redeemed by Alan Rosenberg's hilarious performance as an egomaniacal actor."
‑ Phil Hall,
"It's art imitating life imitating art -- or something like that. Whatever, it's not very good."
‑ , E! Online
"light and playful, but it's also a hint of this couple's embrace of art and marriage."
‑ Jules Brenner,
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