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Alter Egos (2012)

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At a time when superheroes have lost government funding and public support, a superhero meets a girl who can help him overcome his own emotional crisis.

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Fridge / Brendan
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Claudel
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C-Thru
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Jimmy
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Shrink
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Emily
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News Anchor
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Moon Dog
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Dr. Sara Bella
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Electric Death
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Sunburn
Paul Jones ...
Sunburn's Friend
Vanessa Hope ...
3rd Grade Teacher
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Paranormal Historian
Nelly Weiner ...
Lucinda

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Brendan, a.k.a. the instant ice-forming superhero Fridge, has become jealous of himself over his steady girlfriend Emily's preference for sleeping with posturing Fridge over whiny geek Brendan. Superhero buddy C-Thru would like Brendan to get it together, get out of his Fridge tights and have a good wash. With superheroes in public disfavor and government subsidizing being pulled, its a sad day when they have to haul in Shrink, the last known and captured supervillain. Waiting for nightfall when Shrink can be transported from their motel room, Brendan runs across Claudel, the motel manager who dislikes superheroes, and Jimmy, an embittered cop who can turn invisible for only a few seconds. As Brendan and Claudel start to connect, Brendan discovers a set-up that puts his future, freedom and good name in jeopardy. Written by statmanjeff

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Super heroes. Super problems.

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Rated R for drug use, brief sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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20 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Alter Ego - Große Helden, noch größere Probleme  »

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3rd Grade Teacher: They think they can change anywhere. That... The world is not their changing room.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Buddy Bradley
written and performed by Adam Green
Appears courtesy of Rough Trade Records Published by EMI/Average Cabbage Music copyright 2008
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Surprisingly Clever Film
22 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At a time when superheroes have lost government funding and public support, a superhero meets a girl who can help him overcome his own emotional crisis.

I absolutely love the concept of a woman cheating on her boyfriend with a superhero, who is her boyfriend in a cheap mask. Is it really cheating? And how do superheroes get away with that -- not being recognized behind such a small piece of fabric? While there is not much plot to this one, there are plenty of gags to make it worthwhile. Even just the various brief television segments that have taken popular culture and combined it with superheroes... very, very witty and clever.

Despite being distributed by Smodcast, Kevin Smith seems to have had no direct involvement in the picture. This may be for the best. Yet, it definitely has the sensibility that I think old school Smith fans will appreciate.


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