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Film Geek (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 28 January 2005 (USA)
The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

Director:

James Westby

Writer:

James Westby

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melik Malkasian ... Scotty Pelk
Ritah Parrish Ritah Parrish ... 'Days of Heaven' Customer
John Breen John Breen ... Mr. Johnson
Dennis Adkins Dennis Adkins ... 'Letterboxed' Customer
Tara Walker ... Kaitlin
Taylor Nida Taylor Nida ... Taylor
Daphne Carver Daphne Carver ... 'Godard' Customer 1
Kristen Torrianni ... 'Godard' Customer 2
Michelle Garner Michelle Garner ... Cindi
Michael Ramirez Michael Ramirez ... Video Store Customer
Jack Ryan Jack Ryan ... Mr. Mooney
Kim Hill ... Video Underground Manager
Tyler Gannon Tyler Gannon ... Niko
Leslie Taylor ... Temp Agency Counselor
Tony St. Clair Tony St. Clair ... Virgil
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Storyline

The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

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Taglines:

His Knowledge is your misery.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кинокритик See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,996, 15 January 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,341, 9 April 2006
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Selected as part of the 2004 Independent Film Project in New York City, NY. See more »

Quotes

Scotty Pelk: I love movies more than anything. Movies let you be other people.
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Connections

References XX/XY (2002) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Not even enjoyable for a true film geek
28 January 2008 | by tomq5pSee all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie, but I didn't. It was simply too low budget to be enjoyable. The acting was generally pretty bad and the story was relatively formulaic.

There was a smattering of funny one-liners (most of which involved the word "basically"), but not nearly enough to get me through the 70 minutes without checking my watch.

Of course, as a film geek, I appreciated the references to lesser known directors and films. In fact, I would have loved it if that aspect of the film was played up. Instead, we get to see a corny pseudo-romance unfold and watch countless "Napoleon Dynamite" wannabe jokes fall flat.

The film doesn't work because the acting and storyline are subpar and the protagonist is a caricature who is far too one-dimensional to be even remotely believable. However, the cinematography is decent for a movie that seems to have been made for about $1000. The music wasn't too bad either.

If someone edited this down to only the obscure film references (which would probably run about 10 minutes), it would be funnier and much more digestible.

I wouldn't even recommend this one to cinephiles.

3 out of 10


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