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Number Two Pencil (2005)

 |  Short, Horror  |  8 April 2005 (USA)
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Marty, an awkward teen, provides an easy target for the local bullies. A lover of comic books and superheroes, Marty finds a way to reinvent himself through drawing. As his self-designed ... See full summary »

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Phillip's Mom
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Molly Cranna ...
Student
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The Dude
Kevin Hayes ...
Bully #1
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John Sebastian Rinaldo ...
Todd / 100 % Beef
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Julie Trombour ...
Marty's Mom
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Marty, an awkward teen, provides an easy target for the local bullies. A lover of comic books and superheroes, Marty finds a way to reinvent himself through drawing. As his self-designed universe evolves, however, Marty ultimately has to face the flip side of his creativity. Written by Carey Zolper

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#2 is Second to None
26 May 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed #2 Pencil with it's compelling plot and mix of satirical humor. In today's wave of "scary movies", #2 is a small (we're talking tiny) budget film rivaling the mega-flicks with budgets that emulate the Yankees payroll. There are several attributes that contribute to this film. The transformation of "Marty" from 'geek to sheik, both personalities played to a tee by Rob Savage, and Marty's subsequent betrayal to his long time friend "Philip", who bodes well as a partner in geek-dom. I also thought it was creative to showcase the turning point of Marty's life change through the viscous glam-reporting of Knock-Out News' "Peter Darvigo" -- nailed by Peter Darrigo of "Overserved" fame. The slapstick comedy of Knock-Out News provides a quick break from the tensity, at the same time bringing the viewer up to speed on the residuals of Marty's makeover.

The story of Marty's life and transformation are also brilliantly communicated not only through script, but with creepy, wicked animation, imaginative cinematography, and the chilling and abrasive soundtrack of up and coming rockers Cherry S/T.

If the inventive concept of the film isn't enough to encourage you to watch it, I believe this is only Joe Gatto's 2nd premiere. Let that accomplishment earn 34 minutes of your life.


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