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

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The Movie Nut and His Audience  »

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$475,000 (estimated)
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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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A MUST SEE, especially for Jeremy Sisto fans...
22 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely ADORED this film! It's one of the most brilliant Indy films I have ever seen. An added bonus...The Movie Hero is also a unique lesson in film-making. Anyone who dreams to be a filmmaker needs to see this movie. If you are a not filmmaker, but love the art, you'll especially love this one. I've always thought of life cinematically, so this film absolutely worked for me!

For the first few minutes, I thought, "This is going to be a bit lame. How are they going to pull this off?" Jeremy Sisto is the reason this films works and the reason I hung in. I'm so glad I did! His performance of Blake, a man who believes his life is being filmed and his "audience" relies on him, was utterly delightful. I've never seen Sisto in anything, but now he's on my "must watch" list. If he blesses all of his films the joy and sincerity he gave to The Movie Hero, I can't wait to see more of him.

I also loved Brian White as "The Side Kick." I've never seen White before, but he was fun to watch and seemed very into his character. He and Sisto made a great team. (BTW, White resembles Keanu Reeves to me, and makes me wonder if they are related in any way.) Also in this film is Peter Stormare, who is a good actor but always creeps me out-even in his Volkswagon commercial! I actually enjoyed him in this, even tho he was supposed to creep you out-I found him creepy in a pleasant way.

Anyone who tells you this film is a waste of time has no sense of whimsy, no heart, and has lost contact with their inner child. The Movie Hero is a rather interesting metaphor for life. I plan on buying this DVD. I especially can't wait to view it with the commentary...which, when you think about it, could be a bit redundant! LOL!

I don't feel the need to tell you too much about it. Just pop some corn, relax and ENJOY this clever, uplifting, thought provoking film! I found it so sweet and lovely, it really made my day.


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