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Unicorn City (2012)

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Voss entices local gamers to create a Utopian society in an attempt to impress a potential employer, but paradise is disrupted when his nemesis lays claim to the city and Voss's true love.

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Voss is a gamer who is unemployed and looking for work. When a management position opens up at a gaming company, he interviews but lacks evidence of leadership abilities necessary to land the job. Given a week to prove himself, Voss does the only thing rational adult would do; create a Utopian society for gamers. Voss convinces his gaming guild to follow him into the mountains and has Marsha, his best friend, document his abilities. However things get complicated when Shadow Hawk, his gaming nemesis, arrives to over throw Voss' kingdom. Written by Adrian Lefler

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You are what you pretend to be.

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Trivia

During the "chased through the waves of grain" scene, actor Brandyn Cross, a LARPer, hit a pothole and lost his prosthetic leg. Fellow LARPer James C. Morris, in the same scene, tripped over the leg, and skinned his knee. As he was wearing a kilt at the time, this resulted in a bloody mess, and he was fussed over for several minutes before he demanded air and sunlight so he could recover in peace. See more »

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Judge: What in the HELL were you doing out there?
Voss: Nothing, Sir!
Judge: Creating a utopia for gamers... that right?
[the Unicorn City nerds exchange nervous glances]
Judge: I'll bet you could have a lot of fun in a place like that. I bet you could get a lot of families to show up... maybe some at-risk youth to help set thing up?... I'm giving you all 800 hours of community service, to build your 'Unicorn City' as a municipal park. And it'd BETTER be good.
[the judge beckons the nerds closer to the stand, whispering:]
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Unicorn City's Hidden Producer: Goes to Emilie Lefler for not divorcing Adrian Lefler who ignored her for 4 years to get this film produced. Thanks gorgeous!!! See more »

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Takes me away, to my funny place.
20 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I once caught a glimpse of the back room of a game store, and saw those people back there. I giggled a little.

My giggling turned to frequent bursts of loud laughter when Unicorn City immersed me into this world that I had never experienced. I wasn't laughing at them, but along side them. I felt like I was one of them as these charming characters evolved throughout the story. I found myself sharing their hopes, cheering for them. I'm not about to run out and join some gaming group, but the time I spent watching them on the big screen was extremely enjoyable, funny & entertaining. There are several characters you will love by the time this movie is over.

I've heard it compared to Napoleon Dynamite. I like that movie, but I found Unicorn City to be more witty, a better story, and just plain better all around.


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