In an alternate reality where “frequencies” determine one’s level of success in life, low-end Zak falls for Marie, who’s much farther up the scale.
Opposites attract—quite literally—in Frequencies, a movie about a world in which people’s whole lives are determined by the frequencies at which they resonate. Two kids—Marie, who resonates at an ultra high frequency, and Zac, who resonates at an ultra low one—begin a quasi friendship based on scientific experimentation (on Marie’s part) and emotional connection (on Zac’s part).
I recognized nearly none of the people in this movie, as many of them are actors with few roles on their resumes. (Also: British, and I watch too few not-popular-in-the-states British shows/movies.) But one was somewhat familiar:
Eleanor Wyld as Marie
I think I remember Eleanor from her guest role on an episode of Misfits, but she might just have one of those familiar faces?
Couch-Sharing Capability: Medium …
… if your friends are sci-fi nerds and/or actual science nerds. I doubt the science in Frequencies is in any way accurate, but some of it might be. I can imagine people with a more scientific mind might find the theories interesting, or might find it fun to pick apart sad theories.
Recommended Level of Inebriation: Nil
I was drinking iced tea while watching this movie, and I’m still pretty sure I got lost somewhere along the way and never quite caught up. The ending was so far removed from the beginning, and there were so many chronological and POV jumps that I’m assuming drinking will only make this confusing movie even more confusing.
Use of Your Netflix Subscription: Poor
According to Netflix, I should have rated Frequencies 4.7 stars. Knowing that, I jumped right into watching it. It looked like a sweet, quiet sci-fi romance to begin with, and that’s totally in my wheelhouse. But around the middle it got more science than fiction, and the romance was tainted. I kind of wish I had paid closer attention to the movie, but it was so slow and quiet, it lulled me into a false sense of understanding, and by the time the twist at the end came into play, my investment in the film had dried up.
In case you were curious, I rated it a 3. But I’d probably go lower were there half stars available. (I pretty much always round up.)