6.1/10
4,613
38 user 57 critic

Griff the Invisible (2010)

Trailer
2:34 | Trailer
Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

Director:

Leon Ford

Writer:

Leon Ford
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Kwanten ... Griff
Maeve Dermody ... Melody
Patrick Brammall ... Tim
Toby Schmitz ... Tony
Marshall Napier ... Benson
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Bronwyn
David Webb David Webb ... Gary
Anthony Phelan ... Detective Stone
Kelly Paterniti ... Gina
Kate Mulvany ... Cecilia
Angela Bauer Angela Bauer ... Woman in Danger
Patricia Rogan Patricia Rogan ... Woman with Mace
Leon Deobrinski Leon Deobrinski ... Cleaner (as Leon Dobrinski)
Joe June Joe June ... House Owner
Paul-William Mawhinney Paul-William Mawhinney ... Policeman
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young playboy who learns he has one month until he becomes infertile sets out to procreate as much as possible.

Director: Peter Templeman
Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Sarah Snook, Ryan Corr
Just Buried (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young man inherits a nearly bankrupt funeral home from his estranged father. He falls in love with the alluring young mortician, only to find out she's offing people to keep the place in business!

Director: Chaz Thorne
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Sergio Di Zio, Nigel Bennett
The Space Between II (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a job at... See full summary »

Director: Ruth Borgobello
Stars: Flavio Parenti, Maeve Dermody, Elettra Dallimore Mallaby
Pawno (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Pawno is a character driven ensemble film set in the diverse and multicultural suburb of Footscray in Melbourne, Australia. It revolves around one day in the lives of twelve characters. The... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ireland
Stars: John Brumpton, Maeve Dermody, Malcolm Kennard
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.

Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz
Love Type D (2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A woman who has been dumped eleven times in a row, discovers (to her dismay) that she has a loser in love gene.

Director: Sasha Collington
Stars: Natacha Basset, Sarah Bauer, Lucy Bayler
Good Dick (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A look at the relationship between a lonely introverted girl and a young video store clerk vying for her attention.

Director: Marianna Palka
Stars: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Eric Edelstein
Mumford (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee
Loveland (2020)
Sci-Fi
Director: Ivan Sen
Stars: Keiichi Enomoto, June Yoon, Hugo Weaving
Defendor (2009)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as "Defendor", combs the city streets at night, in search of his archenemy, Captain Industry.

Director: Peter Stebbings
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.

Director: Jared Hess
Stars: Michael Angarano, Jemaine Clement, Mike White
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After hearing that his wife sleeps with Clay, Earl kills himself, making it look like Clay shot him. She doesn't like it when Clay sees another woman instead. Bodies start piling up.

Director: David Dobkin
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garofalo
Edit

Storyline

Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The greatest superpower is love


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The multi button phones seen in the office scenes are Exicom BT-450 ISDN phones. Exicom went bankrupt many years ago and these phones popped up later on the Tennyson SOX PABX but were dark grey rather than white. See more »

Quotes

Melody: Once, I ran to a protest and I protested the protest. I had a placard that said "Stop Protests Now," and I yelled "What do we want? No more protests. When do we want it? Now."
See more »

Soundtracks

The Sweetest Thing
2009
Written by Tracyanne Campbell
Performed by Camera Obscura
Courtesy of 4AD Ltd
See more »

User Reviews

 
Griff is Great!
12 September 2010 | by doug-697See all my reviews

I just saw Griff the Invisible about two hours ago at the Toronto International Film Festival. There have been a number of average-guys-becoming-superhero movies this year and this is Australia's contribution. However, I'd have to say this is easily the best. The best part of the film is the quirky originality of the two main characters, Griff and Melody. They are weird, funny and believable. They don't fit any stock type of character I've seen before, but appear as two genuinely original creations. At the end of the movie, I felt like I wanted to see more of these characters.

Griff the Invisible is also different from all the other offerings because the others hit you over the head with the predictable moral that superheros are just a fantasy (like we don't know that) and that reality is better than fantasy. Without giving anything away, this film turns that moral on it's head. For once a movie doesn't make you feel guilty about your adolescent fantasies!

The movie was very well received by the Festival crowd with healthy applause and even some yells of appreciation at the end. I think the movie was mostly appreciated for the likability of the characters, the humour, the fresh writing style and just the general entertainment value.


64 of 80 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2011 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Griff ha'bilti nir'e See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,831
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed