Frankie and Alice

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Frankie & Alice
Frankie and alice.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Produced by Halle Berry
Vince Cirrincione
Simon DeKaric
Hassain Zaidi
Screenplay by Cheryl Edwards
Marko King
Mary King
Jonathan Watters
Joe Shrapnel
Anna Waterhouse
Story by Oscar Janiger
Philip Goldberg
Cheryl Edwards
Starring Halle Berry
Stellan Skarsgård
Music by Andrew Lockington
Cinematography Newton Thomas Sigel
Edited by David M. Richardson
Production
  company
Access Motion Pictures
Distributed by CodeBlack Films
Lions Gate Entertainment
(US 2014)
Release date(s)
  • May 17, 2010 (2010-05-17) (Cannes)
  • November 30, 2010 (2010-11-30) (US First Release[citation needed])
  • December 10, 2010 (2010-12-10) (Canada)
  • April 4, 2014 (2014-04-04) (US Re-release)
Country Canada
Language English
Box office $706,546[1][2](Lifetime Gross)

Frankie & Alice is a 2010 Canadian drama film directed by Geoffrey Sax starring Halle Berry. Filming began in Vancouver, British Columbia, in November 2008 and ended in January 2009. To qualify for awards season, the film opened in a limited release on December 10, 2010. It is a true story about a popular black go-go dancer/stripper in the '70s who suffers from dissociative identity disorder.

Plot[edit]

Frankie is a black woman with dissociative identity disorder, caused by a traumatic incident from her childhood, which she has repressed. She has two alters: Genius, a seven-year-old child; and Alice, a Southern white racist woman, whom Frankie struggles to overcome. With the help of her psychiatrist, Frankie strives to live a life close to normal.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

It had a limited release in the United States on December 10, 2010 to qualify for awards. The film will have a wide theatrical release on April 4, 2014.

Reception[edit]

Frankie and Alice received negative reviews from critics. It currently holds a 21% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with the consensus: "Halle Berry gives it her all (and then some), but Frankie & Alice is ultimately too narratively strained and clumsily assembled to do her performance justice."

There were positive responses. Following a screening at the Cannes Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter described the film as "a well-wrought psychological drama that delves into the dark side of one woman's psyche". The review also said Halle Berry was "spellbinding" as Frankie, with "rock-solid" supporting performances.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • NAACP Image Awards
    • Winner, Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Halle Berry
    • Winner, Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: Frankie and Alice

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