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The Movie Hero (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 8 March 2003 (USA)
A man believes his life is a movie watched by an audience only he can see.

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Brad T. Gottfred
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Sisto ... Blake Gardner / The Movie Hero
Dina Meyer ... Elizabeth Orlando / The Love Interest
Peter Stormare ... The Suspicious Character
Brian White ... Antoine Thompson / The Sidekick (as Brian J. White)
Carlos Jacott ... Jonathan / The Doomed Fiancé
Frances Bay ... Wise Old Woman
Alexis Arquette ... Strange, Yet Attractive Woman
Marcia Strassman ... Blake's Mom
Eric Pierpoint ... Blake's Dad
Michele Specht ... Secretary
Rob Boltin ... Cop 1
Zach Johnson ... Cop 2
Hiroshi Watanabe ... Man On Bus
Dorothy Gibbs Dorothy Gibbs ... Homeless Woman
Robert Sutton ... Homeless Man (as Bob Sutton)
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A man believes his life is a movie watched by an audience only he can see.

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Your audience is watching. Be the Hero.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Movie Nut and His Audience See more »

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Budget:

$475,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Blake Gardner: Thou movie, which art on screen, hallowed be they name. The time has come. Thou will be shown in theaters as well as home. Give us this day our daily film and forgive our bad choices, as we forgive those whose movies were so bad to choose. And lead us not into television, but deliver us from that evil, for movies are the picture and the sound, and the greatest thing in the whole wide world, forever and ever. Movies Rule!
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Do you believe in metaphors?
26 June 2007 | by tom123bSee all my reviews

This is a concept film that explores the role of movies as metaphors for our lives.

I personally thought it was brilliant. While never said explicitly (that would have ruined the metaphor), I liked the implied parallel of Blake's "audience" as "God" or whatever spiritual force connects people to each other.

Do movies have a role in our lives other than being our "chocolate-covered treats," something we give ourselves only when we feel we deserve a reward for all our work and hardships? Can movies in fact be nourishing? Can they inspire us to live more fulfilling, more productive lives? "The Movie Hero" addresses these questions beautifully. I completely loved it.


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