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Zerophilia

Zerophilia (2005)

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Average Rating: 4.3/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 8

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A young man who remains decidedly insecure about his masculinity attempts to uncover the mystery of his rare genetic disorder before it transforms him into a female in a sci fi flavored romantic comedy directed by Martin Curland and inspired by the studies of renowned Neuromorphologists Professor Czierny Ptolemy and Eva Szantova. Slowly immersed in a world where some change gender at will and others seem to make the transformation despite how hard they try not to, Luke (Taylor Handley) is forced

Feb 20, 2007

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Amid deliberately campy situations and sophomoric jokes, Zerophilia offers a disarmingly sweet lesson about learning to identify with the opposite gender.

November 6, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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The script's lazy convenience is embodied by a beautiful neuromorphologist (Gina Bellman) who arrives on the scene to explain everything that's going on.

November 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Boasts a fertile premise but a sterile outcome.

October 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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A half-silly, half-earnest indie with the soul of a John Hughes-era sex comedy.

October 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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The admittedly thought-provoking results fail to make the full-blown transition from curious concept to substantial theatrical proposition.

October 17, 2006
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Zerophilia doesn't take any real chances.

October 13, 2006 Full Review Source: AV Club
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As adroitly executed a directorial debut as you could ever hope to find, this ingenious, sci-fi comedy revolves around a mythological malady which causes carriers to change gender whenever they make love.

June 1, 2007
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Anyone who understands the meaning of the title or catches all the frog references scattered through writer-director Martin Curland's feature debut will have a head start understanding this confused and confusing comedy.

November 1, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Even if you'd enjoy spending a day as the opposite sex, you're better off abstaining from Zerophilia and daydreaming about what you'd do with your time.

October 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Metromix.com
Metromix.com

Sexual confusion made manifest in a romantic comedy gender-bender first try by newcomer Martin Curland and a host of young faces and bodies.

October 15, 2006
Monsters and Critics

Not enough sex. If you're going to do porn, Do PORN!

October 14, 2006
Greenwich Village Gazette

With clunky dialogue, jokes that fall flat and an uneven sense of rhythm and timing, the movie looks and feels too amateurish to take on this kind of material.

October 12, 2006 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Originality notwithstanding, the pic is too slight for the big screen.

October 10, 2006 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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Zerophiliacs do not exist, but the conviction and daring of this feature-film debut by Martin Curland inspires belief in the impossible.

September 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Zerophilia

This was better than I expected. Hardly great, but I enjoyed it a lot. I can't say I've seen a movie that deals with changing genders in quite this way before. It's not a gay film, it's mostly hetero sex, but one that explores sexuality in a slightly different way. Basically, love whomever you choose according to who you are. Expect simplistic writing, and plotting (after school special with nudity), and enjoy the intent. Side note: Kudos to whoever was in charge of casting, There are some really great looking actors in this film. :)
December 1, 2010
itsjustme2004

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I'm not aware of any other movie like this one. Unique concept of shape shifting and gender identity that was quite goofy at times, but also kept surprising me.
January 28, 2011
hypathio7

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[font=Century Gothic]"Zerophilia" starts with Luke(Taylor Handley) losing his virginity to an older woman(Kelly LeBrock) on a camping trip. As possible compensation for his manhood possibly shrinking afterwards, he buys an 18-wheeler and brings it to Max(Kyle Schmid) to have it repaired. While there, he makes the acquaintance of Max's sister, Michelle(Rebecca Mozo), who he asks to dinner. But that only exacerbates his problems...[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"Zerophilia" is a slightly engaging genderblender that wastes an original premise on arbritrary rules and the usual male posturing, leaving little room for anything worthwhile about masculinity or gender.(Personally, I think it would be cool to change genders at will.) None of the performances amounts to much of anything except for Gina Bellman's spirited performance. [/font]
October 30, 2007
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Walter M.

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An interesting movie. Great music.
August 8, 2010
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