Film Geek

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"His Knowledge is your misery."
  • NR
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 6.1  (1,093)
  • 35

"Film Geek" is a quirky independent film that tells the story of Scotty Pelk, a socially awkward and quirky movie fanatic who works at a video store and dreams of making it big in Hollywood. Melik Malkasian stars as Scotty, and the film follows his adventures as he gets himself into various uncomfortable situations in his efforts to learn more about his beloved movies and the industry that surrounds them.

From the opening scene, it's clear that Scotty is a different kind of protagonist. He wears thick glasses, has a mop of unruly hair, and speaks in a soft, high-pitched voice that seems at odds with his big ambitions. As the film progresses, we see that his social skills are equally lacking: he's blunt, prone to inappropriate comments, and has a tendency to keep people at arm's length. Despite all of that, though, there's something endearing about Scotty, and we can't help but root for him as he navigates the weird and wonderful world of film.

One of the things that sets "Film Geek" apart is its tone. It's not quite a comedy, not quite a drama, and not quite a romance - it's a unique blend of all three. There are plenty of moments of humor throughout the film, as we watch Scotty get himself into one odd situation after another, but there are also moments of sadness and reflection as we see him struggle to connect with the people around him. And although there is a romantic subplot involving Scotty and a fellow film buff, it's not the driving force of the plot - instead, it's just one part of Scotty's journey.

The film is also notable for its attention to detail when it comes to movies. As a true film geek himself, director James Westby clearly knows his stuff, and there are plenty of references and inside jokes throughout the film that will delight fans of the medium. From the titles of the movies on the video store shelves to the film posters that adorn Scotty's apartment, every aspect of the movie is infused with a love of cinema. Even the score, which was composed by Westby himself, has a vintage feel that would be at home in an old Hollywood classic.

Alongside Malkasian, the two other actors who feature prominently in the film are Ritah Parrish as Niko and John Breen as Hennessy. Niko is a quirky and charming young woman who works at the video store with Scotty, and who shares his love of movies. She's also the object of his affections, although it takes him a while to realize it. Parrish has a great energy and brings a lot of charm to the role - she's the perfect foil for Malkasian's awkwardness.

Hennessy, on the other hand, is a sleazy and arrogant movie producer who takes an interest in Scotty's encyclopedic knowledge of film. Breen plays him with just the right amount of sliminess - we can't help but detest him, but at the same time, we can see why Scotty is drawn to him.

Overall, "Film Geek" is a charming and offbeat movie that will appeal to anyone who has ever geeked out over a favorite film or dreamed of making it big in Hollywood. It's not without its flaws - the pacing can be a bit uneven at times, and some of the supporting characters feel underdeveloped - but it's a bold and original work that deserves to be seen. Whether you're a cinephile or just someone who enjoys a good character study, "Film Geek" is definitely worth a watch.

Film Geek is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 18 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 35.

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    1 hr 18 min
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    6.1  (1,093)
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