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  • Summary: From director Michael Pressman comes a deeply intimate and unabashedly comic portrait of a marriage on the verge of disaster: his own. Frankie and Johnny Are Married is a heartfelt and romantic comedy about what happens when a husband and wife decide to work together. The result is a translucent window into the drama, absurdity and passion of a real relationship. (IFC Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. The result is a funny, tender, satisfying blend of fiction and cinema vérité.
  2. Self-indulgent and admirable.
  3. A bittersweet, wryly amusing "dramatic fiction"
  4. 50
    Pressma's intermittently amusing screenplay, some good-natured cameos by a bunch of his famous friends, and an intelligent performance by Chess — playing herself opposite TV regular Alan Rosenberg -- save the day and the relationship.
  5. 40
    A vanity project about a vanity project.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Beyond the participants' friends and co-workers, it's hard to imagine an audience for this professionally packaged exercise in navel gazing.
  7. The only metatwist missing in the twittering self-regard of this indulgent home movie is the participation of a documentary video crew -- ideally helmed by some TV exec's USC-grad son -- shooting the filmmakers shooting the play within the play.

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