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Alter Egos (2012)

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At a time when superheroes have lost government funding and public support, a superhero meets a girl who can help him overcome his own emotional crisis.






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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fridge / Brendan
... Claudel
... C-Thru
... Jimmy
... Shrink
... Emily
... News Anchor
... Moon Dog
... Dr. Sara Bella
... Electric Death
... Sunburn
Paul Jones ... Sunburn's Friend
Vanessa Hope ... 3rd Grade Teacher
... Paranormal Historian
Nelly Weiner ... Lucinda


Brendan, a.k.a. the instant ice-forming superhero Fridge, has become jealous of himself over his steady girlfriend Emily's preference for sleeping with posturing Fridge over whiny geek Brendan. Superhero buddy C-Thru would like Brendan to get it together, get out of his Fridge tights and have a good wash. With superheroes in public disfavor and government subsidizing being pulled, its a sad day when they have to haul in Shrink, the last known and captured supervillain. Waiting for nightfall when Shrink can be transported from their motel room, Brendan runs across Claudel, the motel manager who dislikes superheroes, and Jimmy, an embittered cop who can turn invisible for only a few seconds. As Brendan and Claudel start to connect, Brendan discovers a set-up that puts his future, freedom and good name in jeopardy. Written by statmanjeff

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Super heroes. Super problems.



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Rated R for drug use, brief sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alter Ego - Große Helden, noch größere Probleme  »

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News Anchor: Since the superheroes imprisoned all of the supervillains over ten years ago, they have had no enemy to fight. That, coupled with recent press coverage of superheroes living on luxury lifestyles with taxpayers' money, has raised questions about whether the government should continue subsidizing the supercorps.
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »


U Scare Me 2 Death
Written by Jordan Galland & Sean Lennon
Vocals by Sean Lennon
Performed by Dopo Yume
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Surprisingly Clever Film
22 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

At a time when superheroes have lost government funding and public support, a superhero meets a girl who can help him overcome his own emotional crisis.

I absolutely love the concept of a woman cheating on her boyfriend with a superhero, who is her boyfriend in a cheap mask. Is it really cheating? And how do superheroes get away with that -- not being recognized behind such a small piece of fabric? While there is not much plot to this one, there are plenty of gags to make it worthwhile. Even just the various brief television segments that have taken popular culture and combined it with superheroes... very, very witty and clever.

Despite being distributed by Smodcast, Kevin Smith seems to have had no direct involvement in the picture. This may be for the best. Yet, it definitely has the sensibility that I think old school Smith fans will appreciate.

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