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Zero Charisma (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 8 October 2013 (USA)
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An overgrown nerd who serves as Game Master of a fantasy board game finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy when a new initiate enters the group.

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Scott
Brock England ...
Wayne
Garrett Graham ...
Miles
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Wanda
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Barbara
Brian Losoya ...
Leonard
Vincent James Prendergast ...
Martin (as Vincent Prendergast)
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Greg Goran
John Gholson ...
Pete Bowles
Katie Folger ...
Kendra
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Bob
Jeff Fenter ...
Kenny
Micheal Foulk ...
Kevin
James Patrick Robinson ...
Russell
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Sarah
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An overgrown nerd who serves as Game Master of a fantasy board game finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy when a new initiate enters the group.

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In the film, Wayne has a date with "Beth" while Scott's mother's boyfriend is named "Bob". The mother of actor Brock England (who played Wayne) is named Beth while his uncle is named Bob. See more »

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Bob: Are you in to Wizards and shit?
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References Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin: Part One (1976) See more »

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Cults of the Shadow
Written by Christofer Johnsson & Thomas Karlsson
Performed by Therion
From the album "Theli"
Use by permission of Nuclear Blast GmbH
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A dramedy - not a comedy
16 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is no need, what so ever, to have a knowledge of or background in computer gaming or board game role playing to enjoy this fine movie! The theme of the movie is built around gamers and their circle of fellow players who happen to be slightly socially inept and the clash of ego.

Scott - the game master or grand master - fulfills his ego by lording over his fellow players while creating his own world in the 'game'. Because outside of the 'game' he is a nobody, no real friends, no social life, no job. He is bossed around by his elderly grandmother and his mother (who abandoned him early in his life). Why the mother shows up in the story - you'll have to watch the movie! Then Scott finds his imaginary world and his marginal home life kicked out from under his control - he is lost - but determined to prove himself which only creates more chaos in his emotional world. He seems to learn his lesson about himself - but does he in the end?

The movie is a finely acted indie flick that addresses some element in many people and is told in such a way that you sympathize with these lost souls. There aren't any truly laugh out loud moments but some moments to chuckle at this collection of odd but well meaning people.


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