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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Kaitlin: [as Scotty sniffs the video boxes] Oh my god, he's sniffing the boxes again!
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Connections

References Gojira (1954) See more »

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Just plain bad
7 February 2006 | by dog_fcSee all my reviews

This movie is quite possibly one of the worst movies I have ever had the misfortune of seeing. The whole story revolves around one Scotty Pelk, a man whose only outstanding qualities are his encyclopedic knowledge of movies and his complete lack of social skills. In the course of this torturously bad movie he learns about life, love, blah, blah, blah.

Sometimes you can find a redeeming feature of a movie, no matter how bad it is. In this case, there isn't even one. The acting was ham-fisted and bad. The writing was either cloyingly sweet ("I love movies more than anything. Movies let you be other people." ACK!), just plain bad, or BOTH.

A lot of comparisons have been made to Napoleon Dynamite, but I think the closer comparison would be to High Fidelity. Both movies are about a young man who has trouble getting on with his life due to an unwillingness or inability to grow up. Both movies feature a protagonist who has allowed his fetish to become the sole source of comfort and empowerment in his life and as a result they alienate everyone around them. The big difference between Film Geek and High Fidelity, however, is that only High Fidelity is worth watching.

1 out of 10 stars - and this movie was lucky to get even that.


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