Film Geek (2005)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  28 January 2005 (USA)
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The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melik Malkasian ...
Scotty Pelk
Ritah Parrish ...
'Days of Heaven' Customer
Mr. Johnson
Dennis Adkins ...
'Letterboxed' Customer
Taylor Nida ...
Daphne Carver ...
'Godard' Customer 1
'Godard' Customer 2
Michelle Garner ...
Michael Ramirez ...
Video Store Customer
Jack Ryan ...
Mr. Mooney
Kim Hill ...
Video Underground Manager
Tyler Gannon ...
Temp Agency Counselor
Tony St. Clair ...


The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

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His Knowledge is your misery.




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Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA)  »

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$10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,996 (USA) (13 January 2006)


$17,341 (USA) (7 April 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Selected as part of the 2004 Independent Film Project in New York City, NY. See more »


Scotty Pelk: Wong-Kar-Wai is AWESOME!
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References The Mosquito Coast (1986) See more »

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Squeeze one off
1 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Film Geek is an excellent fantasy for any guy who has stood at the sink and squeezed one out. You know you have.... I did just the other night. That said, what the hell is wrong with a well made nerd done good story? Nothing, if it is spot on, and Film Geek is. Of course it is improbable, yet it is such a genuine sad sack coming of reckoning film, you have to like it. The absolute geek manner of Scotty, at times he even causes you to roll your eyes, whose genuine nature draws in the nerd viewer due to the purely over the top dumpkopftnedness (new word), is wonderfully earnest. He fumbles, he is quite simply retarded, he knows no boundaries. Still, this allows all of us to rest humorously in the viewing security that we ourselves, surely, didn't do so blatantly badly with women, or even the most basic social situations. In that way, we all fall in love with Scotty, which is part of the whole directive. Awkward nerds rejoice, we can still find a hopeful and victorious way out. Why not love this film? I did.

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