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Alter Egos (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  20 November 2012 (USA)
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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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3rd Grade Teacher: They think they can change anywhere. That... The world is not their changing room.
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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U Scare Me 2 Death
Written by Jordan Galland and Sean Lennon
Vocals by Sean Lennon
Performed by Dopo Yume
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Very low budget but creative superheroes movie
30 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a superheroes movie that is a independent film so of course it's not going to have a large budget. And I think that is where most of the negative reviews for this movie is coming in. Because there isn't enough superheroes action with superpowers. But that isn't the intention and direction for this movie. Usually superhero movies that have superpowers cost a lot of money to make. That is why quite a bit of independent superhero or superheroes movie has vigilantes with no powers. In this case superheroes does have powers but they just don't have the support of the people or financial backup from the government anymore. If your looking for a superhero movie with a lot of action and fighting with superpowers you might be disappointed. What this movie does off is cleverly integrated story about superheroes and their relationships and what happens behind the scenes. There is quite a bit of effort that has been put into this movie and it just didn't seem like the makers make this movie just for the sake of making a movie. But carefully planned and put it all together with the limited resources they had. The actors and actress are not well known or anything but they put on fine performances and matched the tone of this movie. One of the actors really reminded me of Robert Downey, Jr. This is a low budget superheroes movie that doesn't have a lot of action but has a creative premise and certain charm to it.

7/10


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