The Salamander revisits the remarkable tale of the most prolific and accomplished forger in modern history, Mark Hofmann, a shadowy genius whose elaborate deceptions rewrote history and ... See full summary »
Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier, and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
"As an author I am picturing myself as a troll mother..."
Jared Hess's works are all very good with an abundance of great scenes and characters, and indeed excellent casting. Whereas 'Masterminds' and 'Nacho Libre' didn't quite match up to the refreshing humour and stand alone style of 'Napoleon Dynamite', this film definitely comes closer.
Michael Angarano and Jermaine Clement are really perfect for these roles, and for this director. Like much of his work, there is a certain feel throughout where Hess manages to produce more than just the slapstick hits, surreal situations, humourous observations or joke punchlines. Somehow he creates his own universe successfully incorporating all of these elements.
Very happily this is more of the same from Jared & Jerusha
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