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Herpes Boy (2009)

 |  Comedy  |  24 October 2009 (USA)
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A social outcast with a facial birthmark finds his world flipped upside down after he posts videos of his quirky life onto the Internet and becomes an unwilling cyber-celebrity.

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Rudolph Murray hates his life. He has a large purple birthmark on his upper lip and everyday he finds someone staring, pointing, or calling him names-like Herpes Boy. He makes videos for the Internet in which he rants about his quirky life and zany family, including his New Age mother, emotionally distant father, and grumpy grandmother. When his "actress-slash-model-slash-dancer" cousin re-edits his videos to make herself more popular, it attracts a huge new audience and makes Rudolph an unlikely-and unwilling-cyber-celebrity at the worst possible time in his life. Written by RudeFilms

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His birthmark isn't contagious... but his videos are viral!

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Originally set up at an independent film studio, writer/actor Byron Lane decided to self-fund the film when the project went into turnaround. Beth Grant and Ahna O'Reilly had both been approached for their roles during this early development stage, and agreed to stay on and appear in the film at reduced fees because they loved the script so much. See more »

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Poor Man's Napoleon Dynamite
24 November 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This movie tries to be quirky by ripping off the more successful Napoleon Dynamite. Lovable geek: check. Retro feel: check. Hammond synth soundtrack: check. The main difference however, is that the acting is really bad (the main character acts like a cross between Zoolander and Napoleon's Pedro), there is no discernible plot, the lines are too repetitive (how many times must he say he hates people) and characters are just too superficial.

I'm at a loss as to how the critics seem to love this movie, including the one who "didn't get" Napoleon Dynamite. I guess for once the bad movie ratings really do it justice.

I connected with this movie in one way: it made me hate people - everyone in it!!


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