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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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C-Thru: [as one superhero to another] Hey, you know, but there's a diner right down the street. Why-why don't we get in our civvies and... and go? I got to get out of this thing. My butt is itching.
Fridge: I'd rather keep the suit on.
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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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it was okay but a little boring. Not a comedy.
25 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I think the movie had some interesting ideas, I liked that it dealt with secret identities, it dealt with friendship, and they even had a mystery in the story. I also liked all the actors in this.

Sadly the problem is that it takes too long to get going. I did not laugh once. I wish this was made as a serious movie and not a comedy because sometimes when it was dragging a lot it was because of the attempts at comedy. Seems like if you tried to take out the "funny" parts, the movie would only be half as long. They should have developed the characters more, or explore their back stories more as well, You don't really know anything about these guys.

They had an interesting concept and some pretty good ideas but that gets lost on the way. I don't understand why it says it is a comedy.


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