Early Review Of “Frankie & Alice,” Halle Berry’s “Sybil” Drama, Is Positive!
Pheewww! For a minute there, it seemed like this thing was dead and buried for good (see Sergio’s Whatever happened to Halle’s “Frankie and Alice?” post HERE). Since its 2008 production start date, there has been no trailer, clips, poster, release date, or even reviews of it – except for those few onset photos that were captured of a scantily-clad, disheveled Halle Berry, in character, roaming the streets of what’s supposed to be L.A.
Apparently, it screened for buyers (and critics) at the ongoing Cannes Film market, and at least one review has turned up online, and it’s from The Hollywood Reporter.
So, what’s in the review?
Well… surprise, surprise, it’s actually full of positivity!
I should first state that the review suggests that both Spike TV and the Lifetime Channel are interested in picking up the film – a little odd on first thought, that 2 cable TV channels on opposite ends of the spectrum are interested in the same title. But, in further reading the review, it does sound like a film that could appeal to the audiences of both channels – Spike TV’s men who might be anxious to see Halle as a “sex-crazed stripper” (she gets naked); and Lifetime’s women who’d appreciate the Sybil-esque drama. Although, it sounds more like The Three Faces of Eve.
Back to the review… like I said, it’s positive. Here’s a snippet:
So, there ya have it. Granted, it’s only the first of likely many more reviews, so we’ll just wait and see what others critics have to say. I wonder if Armond White is at Cannes this year
Will the film find a theatrical distributor? I dunno… I haven’t heard anything yet. But, if other reviews are enthusiastic, it might. I’d expect a Cable TV and DVD pickup at the very least.
You can read the full write-up HERE.
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