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Griff the Invisible (2010)

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Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

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Melody
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Tim
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Tony
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Benson
Heather Mitchell ...
Bronwyn
David Webb ...
Gary
Anthony Phelan ...
Detective Stone
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Cecilia
Angela Bauer ...
Woman in Danger
Patricia Rogan ...
Woman with Mace
Leon Deobrinski ...
Cleaner (as Leon Dobrinski)
Joe June ...
House Owner
Paul-William Mawhinney ...
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Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

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The greatest superpower is love


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Rated PG-13 for some language and violence | See all certifications »

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March 2011 (Australia)  »

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Griff ha'bilti nir'e  »

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The multi button phones seen in the office scenes are Exicom BT-450 ISDN phones. Exicom went bankrupt many years ago and these phones popped up later on the Tennyson SOX PABX but were dark grey rather than white. See more »

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Melody: Mum?
Bronwyn: Hmm?
Melody: Do you think that this life, our existence... do you think it's an accident? Or do you think it's planned for a reason?
Bronwyn: Oh, um. Oh, I think...
Melody: ...and try and ignore religion.
Bronwyn: Ignore religion. Um. Well, I think it's like gymnastics. I think that life was inevitable. I mean however it was created, whatever happened, you know? Whoever did it. I mean you look at the stars and your see infinity. You look into a microscope and you see infinity. Smack bang in the middle, between those two ...
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Be Invisible
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"Griff the Invisible"
29 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Leon Ford's "Griff the Invisible," Australia's answer to the superheroes-in-the-real-world approach popular in the United States, is an interesting little low-budget romantic comedy masquerading as a superhero flick. Some people may be turned off by the apparent lack of superhero action in this film, but as the ending of "Griff the Invisible" proves, it's the "reality" of what goes on that counts.

Griff (Ryan Kwanten) is a socially awkward office employee by day, and a not-so-anonymous superhero called "Griff" by night. He prowls the streets of his local neighborhood fighting crime. At the office, he's the target of the office bully, and Griff takes to sneaking in the office at night to set up booby traps to pull off the next day.

Griff's older brother Tim (Patrick Brammall) has recently begun dating the equally socially awkward Melody (Maeve Dermody). Melody is a budding young scientist obsessed with trying to unlock the secrets to inter-dimensional travel. In Griff, she finds a kindred spirit, which proves problematic for her current relationship with his brother.

"Griff the Invisible" is a competently acted little superhero film. One thing that may kill the experience, however, is a third-act twist that lends further credence to a commonly-held belief about the supposed mental instability of people who try to be real-life superheroes. This is unfortunate, because it's firmly established that Griff is far from "normal," but we seem to sympathize him, his relationship with Melody and his mission to save the world, but we also understand that there is nothing wrong with being "weird." Griff and Melody are perfect for each other because they're so "weird" and don't have to worry about being "normal" (like everybody else).

"Griff the Invisible" takes the whole superheroes-in-the-real-world to a level not previously seen in other films dealing with the subject (like "Kick-Ass" or "Super"). It's a flawed movie, but don't let its flaws kill your enjoyment of it.

7/10


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