As reported just recently by my favorite Theo James fansite, FYeahTheoJames, Franny the movie will make its way to the UK Premiere on June 21st at the Edinburgh Film Festival. With the alternative of the first Franny trailer that was released two months ago, EIFF has just released a new trailer for the UK Festival. Don’t forget to also read my review of the movie, in which I had the pleasure to watch at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April with director Andrew Renzi. Check Out the new trailer and my review below:
Franny Movie Review:
Franny, a beautifully directed and scripted and written film, that deserves indeed every TriBeCa Award this season. The performances by Richard Gere and Theo James where indeed outstanding. Both characters and actors as Andrew Renzi said, “they topped it up” at a private Q&A after the film was shown at the screening. Gere showed the most emotion and character attachment out of all the cast members. His portrayal of a drug addict demonstrated the attachment the audience captivated to his character, Franny. James demonstrated his uncertain side in the beginning of the film, and how his character, Luke, developed in a 93 minute film. Andrew also mentioned how casting Theo had a lot to do with the movie and its story plot, because they “needed someone who could kind of, go toe to toe with Richard.” The chemistry of Theo’s and Dakota’s characters was a unique one that made this film a special one as well. They both lacked communication, but because of that they enforced and conquered their problems with Franny. Both mentally and emotionally understood each other with no communication. What this film made me love was the “plot twist” added to it. To understand where the character Franny comes from, as Andrew said he “got inspired by the [true life] story of ‘Foxcatcher’ to make this film” is very comprehendible. As mentioned, the “plot twist” of this film is one that you can’t imagined happening (hence called “plot twist.”) Congratulations to Richard, Dakota, Theo, and specially to Andrew for the creation of this film (being his first film) because it was a film that definitely out-reached my expectations.