The Movie Hero (2003)

 |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 March 2003 (USA)
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A man believes his life is a movie watched by an audience only he can see.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Gardner / The Movie Hero
Elizabeth Orlando / The Love Interest
The Suspicious Character
Antoine Thompson / The Sidekick (as Brian J. White)
Jonathan / The Doomed Fiancé
Wise Old Woman
Strange, Yet Attractive Woman
Blake's Mom
Blake's Dad
Cop 1
Cop 2
Man On Bus
Dorothy Gibbs ...
Homeless Woman
Robert Sutton ...
Homeless Man (as Bob Sutton)


A man believes his life is a movie watched by an audience only he can see.

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Your audience is watching. Be the Hero.


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8 March 2003 (USA)  »

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The Movie Nut and His Audience  »

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$475,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Blake Gardner: Thou movie, which art on screen, hallowed be they name. The time has come. Thou will be shown in theaters as well as home. Give us this day our daily film and forgive our bad choices, as we forgive those whose movies were so bad to choose. And lead us not into television, but deliver us from that evil, for movies are the picture and the sound, and the greatest thing in the whole wide world, forever and ever. Movies Rule!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Do you believe in metaphors?
26 June 2007 | by (Huntsville, Alabama) – See all my reviews

This is a concept film that explores the role of movies as metaphors for our lives.

I personally thought it was brilliant. While never said explicitly (that would have ruined the metaphor), I liked the implied parallel of Blake's "audience" as "God" or whatever spiritual force connects people to each other.

Do movies have a role in our lives other than being our "chocolate-covered treats," something we give ourselves only when we feel we deserve a reward for all our work and hardships? Can movies in fact be nourishing? Can they inspire us to live more fulfilling, more productive lives? "The Movie Hero" addresses these questions beautifully. I completely loved it.

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