Zerophilia

2005

Zerophilia

Critics Consensus

Zerophilia has some intriguing ideas, but they're imparted with a frustrating lack of wit, daring, or valuable insight.

25%

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Total Count: 20

61%

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User Ratings: 1,628
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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 to abandon all of his assumptions on sexual identity to focus on the one person he truly loves.

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Critic Reviews for Zerophilia

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

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

    Nov 6, 2006 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Nov 1, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Boasts a fertile premise but a sterile outcome.

    Oct 27, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A half-silly, half-earnest indie with the soul of a John Hughes-era sex comedy.

    Oct 26, 2006 | Rating: 1/4
  • The admittedly thought-provoking results fail to make the full-blown transition from curious concept to substantial theatrical proposition.

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

    Oct 13, 2006 | Rating: C-

    Noel Murray

    AV Club
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Zerophilia

  • Dec 01, 2010
    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. :)
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2010
    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.
    Byron B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2009
    Taylor Handley has such a sexy voice. I loved him. It's definitely not boring. I enjoyed it from start to finish.
    Sam R Super Reviewer
  • May 27, 2008
    A totally bizarre romantic comedy. Highly original! I noticed this one on the shelf and after reading the synopsis I knew I had to see it - for better or worse. The plot sounded wacky! Much to my surprise, the film was well executed. It also had a distinctive style of humor - much dryer than your typical comedy. Nevertheless, it had me laughing out loud. Not only was the movie fun and refreshing; but, it made some interesting points about men, women, love, and sex.
    Rachel T Super Reviewer

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