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The Movie Hero (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Romance | 8 March 2003 (USA)
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A man believes his life is a movie watched by an audience only he can see.

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Brad T. Gottfred
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Jeremy Sisto ... Blake Gardner / The Movie Hero
Dina Meyer ... Elizabeth Orlando / The Love Interest
Peter Stormare ... The Suspicious Character
Brian White ... Antoine Thompson / The Sidekick (as Brian J. White)
Carlos Jacott ... Jonathan / The Doomed Fiancé
Frances Bay ... Wise Old Woman
Alexis Arquette ... Strange, Yet Attractive Woman
Marcia Strassman ... Blake's Mom
Eric Pierpoint ... Blake's Dad
Michele Specht ... Secretary
Rob Boltin ... Cop 1
Zach Johnson ... Cop 2
Hiroshi Watanabe ... Man On Bus
Dorothy Gibbs Dorothy Gibbs ... Homeless Woman
Robert Sutton Robert Sutton ... Homeless Man (as Bob Sutton)
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A man believes his life is a movie watched by an audience only he can see.

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Your audience is watching. Be the Hero.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Movie Nut and His Audience See more »

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Budget:

$475,000 (estimated)
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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Blake Gardner: Thou movie, which art on screen, hallowed be they name. The time has come. Thou will be shown in theaters as well as home. Give us this day our daily film and forgive our bad choices, as we forgive those whose movies were so bad to choose. And lead us not into television, but deliver us from that evil, for movies are the picture and the sound, and the greatest thing in the whole wide world, forever and ever. Movies Rule!
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References Love Story (1970) See more »

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Kind of original.
21 March 2003 | by cjl467See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Cleveland Film Festival, it was one of the few US films showing, so I wanted to see it, but after reading the review in the festival magazine, my expectations were low. The only reason I call this film "kind of original" is because the concept was original, yet the humor that was employed, has kind of already been done.

It is about an aspiring actor in Los Angles, who is considered a failure by most around him. Because of his failure, he creates an imaginary "audience" (that's you), that watches him as he goes through daily life. He goes to great extents to impress his audience by doing things like attacking random suspicious-looking characters on the street. After a few violations, a judge has him see a psychiatrist, and from there, things start getting a little bit more interesting.

It was a pretty upbeat movie, and a few parts had me laughing, but it mostly consisted of making-fun of common film clichés and stereotypes, and despite this, the film still employed a few of these on its own. The main character often talks directly to the audience, which gets sort of irritating and there's also this villain that runs around, who also becomes annoying. The acting was nothing special, but I will give the writer a bit of credit, sometimes you are left wondering where he will go next, but for the most part the film manages to remain entertaining. Pretty average: 5/10.


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