Frequency

I had avoided seeing the movie Frequency for a long time. Although I came close several times, both in theatres and standing in front of the DVD rack, there was always something in the back of my mind that associated the film with duds like The Rocketeer and Fearless.

Well, last night, with the free digital period on our Eastlink about to run out, I took the plunge.

I like smart movies with a tricky plot. I loved The Spanish Prisoner, for example. Frequency doesn’t quite rise to this level, but the premise — basically “son talks to dead father, 30 years in the past, used ham radio tricked out by northern lights” — was clever, and for something this far-fetched it was carried off well. I meant to watch for 10 minutes, then half an hour, and finally stayed up until 3:00 a.m. watching the entire thing.

Recommended.

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Matt on June 10, 2002 - 15:26

I was pleasantly surprised by Frequency as well. The guy who wrote it was actually working in the music division of New Line Cinemas (he helped put together those kickin’ Austin Powers soundtracks) and he dropped off the script to the bosses… they liked it… paid him big bucks… they even hired his brother to act in the movie as “the best friend.”

A good movie that’s just arrived on video is “Lantana,” an Australian murder-mystery/relationship study starring Anthony LaPaglia.

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Andrew on June 10, 2002 - 17:34

I really enjoyed the movie as well.

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shelbie brown on February 20, 2004 - 23:08

what is a defination for frequency?

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lorna on February 20, 2004 - 23:10

i hate this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kundor on October 7, 2004 - 20:41

I’d just like to point out that the Rocketeer just may be the best movie ever made, hence the whole premise of this post is flawed.

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