Mar 24, 2011

The Movie Hero Review

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Jeremy Sisto plays Blake Gardner, who believes his whole life is a movie and he's the main character. Blake frequently breaks the fourth wall and talks to his audience, making others believe he's a schizophrenic. But along the way he has to face the villain, befriend the side-kick and steal the heart of his love-interest.

While most of the acting is pretty sub-par, Jeremy Sisto and Dina Meyer do a pretty great job. Also this film could be used as an educational tool for subtext. So much of the main character's dialogue branches out beyond what he's literally saying. For example, when asked who the director of his movie is, he responds "I don't know who the director is. I just try to be in all the right spots at the right time for him." Deep.

My Highlights:
The old woman who hates dress-shopping by far. This scene turned the whole movie around for me.

Overall Rating:
I went into this movie with pretty low expectations and was surprise with what I received. This was a quirky, light-hearted rom-com (romantic-comedy) with a lot of satire and plenty of thought behind it. Maybe the budget was poor, a lot of the acting suffering, and some of the scenes deserving better execution (ones with the villain especially), but I enjoyed it for the most-part. 3 3/4 *'s out of 5, or 7 1/2 *'s out of 10.

When You Should See It:
This isn't a top of your queue kind of film, but I'd recommend it for people with time to spare looking for a thinker of a comedy.

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