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Strongman (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 25 January 2011 (USA)
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A man strong enough to bend a penny with just his fingers, Stanless Steel reaches middle age, career disappointments and difficult personal relationships that begin to test his strengths ... See full summary »

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Zachary Levy
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A man strong enough to bend a penny with just his fingers, Stanless Steel reaches middle age, career disappointments and difficult personal relationships that begin to test his strengths and force him to struggle with the weaknesses around him -- including his own. Written by Zachary Levy

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The penny that Stanley bent for a necklace he gave to his girlfriend Barbra was issued in 1982 and minted at the franklin mint in Albuquerque New Mexico. See more »

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Complex, simple, sad, and real.
25 February 2014 | by paul_alpineSee all my reviews

This is the story of a man who is the center of his universe, as well as his girlfriend and families. He is raw, and real, and honest emotionally without a socially conscious filter. The director allows us to see this world for what it truly is, without setups, staging or borders. It is filmed is such a manner that it is almost believable that nobody in the film knows they are being filmed. Nobody plays to the camera, there is clearly no hair or makeup artist, it is human nature in it's truest form, and for that I found it moving and beautiful.

In this day and age of all that is false and beautiful, it is so refreshing to see something real and occasionally ugly. Stanley is an egomaniac, but he is also soft spoken, and has strangely endearing quality. His girlfriend is a truly giving soul, who's even keel demeanor in dealing with her emotional wreck of a man is often astounding. She has given her life in support of his, and it's heartfelt and simultaneously saddening at once as it's presented in this intimate setting.


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