Halle Berry’s new film “Frankie & Alice,” which stars the Oscar winner as a sex-crazed stripper with multiple personalities and Phylicia Rashad as her mother, premiered at The Cannes Film Festival. The film’s official tag line is:
A young multiracial American woman with dissociative identity disorder struggles to retain her true self and not give in to her racist alter-personality.
Berry’s first project after the birth of her daughter Nahla in March 2008, was warmly received, but had yet to be picked up for distribution.
According to Hollywood Reporter Duane Byrge:
Berry is spellbinding as Frankie, a young L.A. exotic dancer. If stripping for a living weren’t chaotic enough, Frankie is plagued by gigantic personality swings: She switches from hard-drinking, promiscuous lady of the night to a tee totaling, racist Southern white belle, and, to boot, a genius-level kid. Not surprisingly, this lands her in a lot of trouble, personally and legally. Crammed into a public psych ward after an “episode,” Frankie is left in the care of an emotionally drained psychiatrist (Stellan Skarsgard). The good doctor is a former LSD “researcher” who is still trying to plug into another reality. Frankie gets his professional and personal juices flowing again. And, each could cure the other.
Hmm…this should be good! Welcome back Halle!