HALLE BERRY IS LIKEABLE, BUT “FRANKIE AND ALICE” – NOT SO MUCH
Halle Berry’s new movie “Frankie & Alice” is her baby – it took her many years to get it made and she has high hopes that her performance will be noticed by the Academy. It takes place in the 70’s and the first scene in an LA go-go club features Halle as a stripper in a sexy fringe costume gyrating to Marvin Gaye music. Good start. Too bad the story degenerates into hokey psychobabble about so-called “multiple personality disorders” which seemed to flourish in the middle of the last century. The absurd psychological situation allows Halle to act like several people, but it’s very hard to take with a straight face. The acting is earnest but the premise is so silly the actors are wasted. Halle deserves a better script.