Confessions of a Superhero (2007)
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Four mere mortals adapt the personas of their favorite superhero characters, and filmmaker Matt Ogens chronicles the lives and ambitions of this curious quartet in a documentary that explores the allure of fame on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. Being a superhero isn't as easy as it appears in the flickering light of a darkened theater, but sometimes on the Walk of Fame it feels that anything is possible. Joe McQueen's journey began when he sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to
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A detailed portrait of these societal eccentrics, which, while not neglecting their obvious personal problems, is clearly sympathetic.
The empathetic tone draws you in and some of the details are devastating.
Ogens ventures beyond sideshow condescension, striking a tone that ought to entice specialty auds.
In its own inimitably strange way, Confessions of a Superhero is an inspirational tale.
...what could have been a condescending descent into bottom-feeding turns into a loving, often heartbreaking portrait of decent people trying to scrape by.
Sad to say, but this futile foursome should consider themselves lucky just to be the subject of this picture.
In Hollywood, accommodating expectations%u2014looking the part%u2014is a first step. Toward what? That's a question the provocative, respectful, and enthralling Confessions leaves open.
A mesmerizing, revealing look at Hollywood's bottom layer, as well as an assertive snapshot of desperation...one of the best documentaries I've seen this year.
Both touching and amusing, these four embody the spirit of Hollywood, "a place where dreams are made and dreams are broken."
Fun to watch primarily because, when not waiting tables, auditioning or appearing in a movie's mob scene, these actors actually spend most of their time in superhero costumes, not on stage, but on the street.
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