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Sometimes Death Is Not So Natural
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A lonely young man's obsession with his neighbor gets the best of him, resulting in a murder, a cover-up ... and a potential new romance? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Lucky & Angela: a versatile dream-team! See more (21 total) »

Cast

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Lucky McKee ... Roman

Nectar Rose ... Eva / Dream Girl

Kristen Bell ... The Girl / Isis
Ben Boyer ... Russ
Mike McKee ... Leroy Wolf

Jesse Hlubik ... Jesse
Chris Sivertson ... Lanky Worker
Ernie Banks ... Cyrus

Adam Gierasch ... Boyd

Eddie Steeples ... Detective
Thomas Beaumont ... The Waiter
Vanessa Menendez ... Hedda Gabler
Lotus Harmony ... Dream Girl
Pancho Alvarez ... Lunch Room Worker
Stephen Michael Copeland ... Lunch Room Worker (as Steve Copeland)
Mike Duso ... Lunch Room Worker

Kevin Ford ... Lunch Room Worker
Juan Malara ... Lunch Room Worker
Albert DiMarco ... Elixer Bluff Acting Troup (voice)
Jonathan DiMarco ... Elixer Bluff Acting Troup (voice)

Angela Bettis ... Elixer Bluff Acting Troup (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Duval ... Goth Dude (scenes deleted)

Luke Y. Thompson ... French Waiter / Cashier (scenes deleted)

Directed by
Angela Bettis 
 
Writing credits
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Lucky McKee 

Produced by
Stephen Michael Copeland .... executive producer (as Steve Copeland)
Mark McGarry .... producer
Lucky McKee .... producer
Mike McKee .... co-producer
Jonathan Serota .... executive producer
York Alec Shackleton .... producer (as York Shackleton)
Chris Wayne .... producer
Chris Wayne .... supervising producer
Tom Wright Jr. .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Jammes Luckett  (as Poperratic)
 
Cinematography by
Kevin Ford 
 
Film Editing by
Angela Bettis 
Chris Blankenship 
Kevin Ford 
 
Production Design by
Vanessa Menendez 
 
Costume Design by
Hayley Keenan 
 
Makeup Department
Justin Apone .... special makeup effects artist
Dean Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Christopher James Miller .... assistant makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Mario Manti-Gualtiero .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Westley .... sound effects editor
Jammes Luckett .... additional sound design (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vanessa Menendez .... still photographer
Shelli Merrill .... still photographer
 
Animation Department
Zach Passero .... animator
 
Music Department
Angela Bettis .... co-music supervisor
Jammes Luckett .... co-music supervisor (as Jaye Barnes Luckett)
 
Other crew
Nicolas Devars .... assistant: Mr. Serota
Alex Hayes .... production assistant
Bryan Robinson .... assistant: Mr. Serota
Justin Stone .... crew
Xenia Trejo .... special make-up effects
 

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92 min
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Luke Y. Thompson originally shot scenes as French waiter Abdul, but was unable to make re-shoots due to appendicitis and the role had to be recast. Instead, he shot a new scene as a cashier who sells Roman a girlie magazine. Neither character ended up in the final cut.See more »
Quotes:
Isis, the Girl:Well aren't I just the most perfect little creation?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Harvey (1950)See more »

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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Lucky & Angela: a versatile dream-team!, 12 April 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"May" surely was one of the most impressive & remarkable debuts in the horror genre ever, the short but masterful Masters of Horror episode "Sick Girl" definitely proved that they weren't just a one-hit-wonder and now, with "Roman", Angela Bettis and Lucky McKee make it clear that they're here to stay! Even though not on par with the two aforementioned titles, "Roman" is one of the most enchanting and artistically creative stories of the last few years and it's guaranteed to have at least some kind of emotional impact on you. Even though the characters drawings and atmosphere building is somewhat similar to "May", this is not a real horror film. "Roman" actually can't be categorized in just one genre, as McKee and Bettis professionally blend together sinister horror, pitch-black comedy, melodrama and psychological thriller aspects. It's a tragic & hugely ironic tale of love vs. loneliness and how they can both turn out disastrously. Lucky McKee – pretty damn good in his first real lead performance – is Roman, an unhealthy introvert metal worker with an extremely depressing life-style. He doesn't talk to any of his colleagues, always eats the same pork & beans dinner and drinks the same type of beer and dreadfully fears simple things like TV. The highlight of each day is for him to sit in front of his apartment window at 5.30pm and observe his ravishing neighbor as she goes to collect the letters in her mailbox. When he finally meets her in person (following her OWN initiative), Roman loses his mind and kills her in brief a moment of rage and despair. Realizing the crime he committed, he punishes himself by staying indoors even more and ritually disposes of the girl's body parts every Sunday. The attractive new neighbor then develops a romantic interest in him, but she has issues and obsessions that even surpass those of Roman. Quite a few people blame "Roman" for its predictable ending but, even though I agree it's unsurprising, I didn't think it affected the film in a negative way. This film almost introduces a new type of predictability! Although you know what's coming, you still somewhat hope that things will work out positively for Roman because, despite of what he did, he's a truly likable and pitiable character. Angela Bettis constantly maintains an extremely moody and harrowing atmosphere, and the film is literally stuffed with unconventional jokes and wickedly comical situations. The wholesome actually becomes a bit disturbing, because you just know people like Roman really exist! Moreover, we all know someone in our own surrounding who rarely ever talks and always keeps a distance from the rest of the group. Makes you think what he/she does when nobody's watching, doesn't it? The camera-work as well as the editing often looks ugly and amateurish, but personally I thought even this suited the tone of the film. The soundtrack is downright sublime and McKee receives great feedback from his two bewitching female co-stars Nectar Rose and Kristen Bell. Not for everyone, but highly recommended in case you have a weakness for atmosphere-driven and genuinely moving dramas.

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