On-Air Film Review: Frankie and ??? Review of ‘Annette’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on August 5th, 2021, reviewing the new film “Annette.” In theaters on August 6th, 2021, and streaming on Amazon Prime Video beginning August 20th.

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

Adam Driver portrays comedian Henry McHenry, whose act is called the APE OF GOD. His alternative stand-up act is sensational, and it allows him to meet an opera star Ann (Marion Cotillard), and their love produces a child named Annette. This event messes with Henry’s career, and his resentment spins him out of control, until he discovers that baby Annette can sing like an angel. He begins to exploit this gift – with the help of a reluctant orchestra conductor (Simon Helberg) – and Annette’s fame soars.

“Annette” is in select theaters on August 6th – including the newly re-opened Gene Siskel Film Center – and will stream on Amazon Prime Video on August 20th. Featuring Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Ron Mael and Russell Mael. Music and Story Written by Ron and Russell Meal (SPARKS). Directed by Leos Carax. Rated “R”

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