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Zero Charisma (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 8 October 2013 (USA)
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An overgrown nerd who serves as Game Master of a fantasy board game finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy when a new initiate enters the group.

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An overgrown nerd who serves as Game Master of a fantasy board game finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy when a new initiate enters the group.

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Pre-Production funds were raised via crowdfunding site IndieGoGo in 2011, featuring a 3-minute pitch trailer. Their fundraising target was $15,000, but raised over $25,000 in 30 days. See more »

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Bob: Are you in to Wizards and shit?
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Spoofs Inception (2010) See more »

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Black Magic
Written by Chris Valentine & Dexy Valentine
Performed by Magic Wands
From the album "Aloha Moon"
Published by Pretty Vicious 777 Music & Umbilical Chords Publishing
Used by permission of Bright Antenna Records
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Subtle Insights and Honest Humor Propel This Critical Hit
15 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Whether you've grown up with table top role playing games (RPGs), or have only looked upon it with the eyes of an outsider (including those of you who've only played computerized RPGs), I think you'll find this movie very entertaining. The humor and pathos of ZERO CHARISMA are presented with loving and honest insight, so that even if your impulse is to laugh at the "pathetic losers", you will be hard pressed to not also find some resonance of the characters' actions and feelings in your own life.

The respectful and subtle presentation of the character motivations and interactions is more akin to the geek/nerd trope presented in RUSHMORE or (the very excellent) WHITEBOYS, and not at all like the outsider's take in NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (though if you're a fan of that film, you'll find equally ridiculous behaviors and situations to guffaw over in this movie...they're just a little more layered).

There's no need to go into the story in any depth, as the logline of this film is all you need to know going in. It's a good movie, although I may only think it's a 10 because I've played D&D for thirty years...and I recognize that this movie is celebrating that at the same time that it shines a light on the negative aspects of giving up Real Life for a fantasy world that we can control.


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