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Film Geek (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 28 January 2005 (USA)
The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

Director:

James Westby

Writer:

James Westby

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melik Malkasian ... Scotty Pelk
Ritah Parrish Ritah Parrish ... 'Days of Heaven' Customer
John Breen John Breen ... Mr. Johnson
Dennis Adkins Dennis Adkins ... 'Letterboxed' Customer
Tara Walker ... Kaitlin
Taylor Nida Taylor Nida ... Taylor
Daphne Carver Daphne Carver ... 'Godard' Customer 1
Kristen Torrianni ... 'Godard' Customer 2
Michelle Garner Michelle Garner ... Cindi
Michael Ramirez Michael Ramirez ... Video Store Customer
Jack Ryan Jack Ryan ... Mr. Mooney
Kim Hill Kim Hill ... Video Underground Manager
Tyler Gannon Tyler Gannon ... Niko
Leslie Taylor ... Temp Agency Counselor
Tony St. Clair Tony St. Clair ... Virgil
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The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

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Taglines:

His Knowledge is your misery.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

This is a semi-autobiographical piece on writer/director James Westby's life. See more »

Quotes

Scotty Pelk: I love movies more than anything. Movies let you be other people.
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References Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) See more »

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Charming and Cute Geek Film
14 May 2016 | by xwolvenSee all my reviews

This a really low budget film, like say Primer style low budget. But like Primer it's executed perfectly for what they have to work with and it comes out really entertaining and feels more real and personal this way. This is a very cute film. Melik Malkasian is just perfect as the film geek and although not of equal caliber actor, he really reminds me so much of Rami Malek from Mr. Robot. He plays this role with just as much conviction as Rami in Mr Robot. (See I didn't even notice that their names were also similar til now)

This film is kinda embarrassing at times because Scotty can be so socially awkward but it's never pushed like in other bad films to levels that are overly uncomfortable like say Jim Carey has done in the past or the Wayan Brothers do in virtually every movie they make. Its just the right amount to seem realistic. Even Napoleon Dynamite did this a bit too much and made it hard for me to enjoy that film. If your a fan of movies like Revenge of the Nerds, you will really like this one even though its low budget, the message of the movie really comes across well. That message being that even though you may be outside what's considered "Normal" by society; if you're a good person, passionate, and good at something, eventually you'll find a niche of people to appreciate what you can do.

The world is full of different kinds of people and there's a place for everyone. Very well done movie!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,415, 15 January 2006

Gross USA:

$17,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,341
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