I thought Franco fantastic. Sure, he’s prettier than Ginsberg, but he’s an actor and a bit of eye-candy never did anyone any harm.
I fear I hated the animation, which was too ‘digital’ and consequently way out of time with the carefully constructed period tone of the film.
However, I forgave everything for Franco’s cerebral conjuring, and for the archive footage of the singing at the end. A masterful ‘reveal’ that only in the closing moments did the audio became audio-visual.