Frankie Go Boom

2012 NR 1h 29m Blu-ray / DVD

Frankie Go Boom

2012 NR 1h 29m Blu-ray / DVD
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Frank has long been the victim of his brother Bruce's filmed pranks and ambushes, yet he finds the worst is yet to come after he beds a new lady. Bruce secretly films their lovemaking and puts it on the Internet, with viral and ruinous results.
Charlie Hunnam, Lizzy Caplan, Chris O'Dowd, Ron Perlman, Chris Noth, Whitney Cummings, Nora Dunn, Adam Pally
Jordan Roberts
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 2:40:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA. NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom is a crass, sex-themed comedy about the dysfunctional relationship between a man and his older brother, who enjoys filming his sibling's most humiliating moments and is now trying to make a career out of selling them. The latest "masterpiece" involves a sexual encounter in which the younger brother has trouble performing. There are also plenty of graphic sexual references, a scene that shows a woman's breasts (and other scenes with characters in various stages of undress), and a "sex" scene that doesn't have any actual sex or nudity but is still quasi-graphic. Expect plenty of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and more) and scenes in which characters drink wine with meals and smoke pot.

Sexual Content

There's a particular scene that doesn't actually feature sex -- despite the best efforts of the two people involved (they encounter a minor physical malfunction) -- but is pretty outrageous nonetheless. The incident is captured on film and referenced repeatedly throughout the movie as more and more people see it. An early scene shows a half-nude woman running around in a bathrobe that flaps open to reveal her breasts. Several characters, male and female, are seen in their underwear, and one man is seen jogging wearing nothing but a jockstrap. Lots of graphic discussion.


Several heated arguments and a few physical altercations, one including a young man who's attacked by an old blind man. One character has a penchant for guns and sometimes shoots them when he's feeling under duress.


Lots of swearing, particularly variants of "f--k." Other frequently used words include "d--k," "s--t," "ass," "c--t" and "p---y."

Social Behavior

Frankie is trying very hard to be an emotionally healthy person, mainly by avoiding his toxic family -- including an addict older brother and enabling parents who seem to favor their firstborn, despite Bruce's selfish and loutish behavior. Frankie is drawn into Bruce's circle of craziness, bringing up all sorts of unpleasant family memories.


Several people use Apple laptops.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One of the main characters is fresh out of rehab and working hard to stay sober. Others drink wine at meals. Some people smoke pot in one scene.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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