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Zero Charisma (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 8 October 2013 (USA)
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An overgrown nerd who serves as Game Master of a fantasy board game finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy when a new initiate enters the group.

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Andrew Matthews
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Eidson ... Scott
Brock England Brock England ... Wayne
Garrett Graham Garrett Graham ... Miles
Anne Gee Byrd ... Wanda
Cyndi Williams ... Barbara
Brian Losoya Brian Losoya ... Leonard
Vincent James Prendergast ... Martin (as Vincent Prendergast)
Dakin Matthews ... Greg Goran
John Gholson John Gholson ... Pete
Katie Folger ... Kendra
Larry Jack Dotson ... Bob
Jeff Fenter Jeff Fenter ... Kenny
Micheal Foulk Micheal Foulk ... Kevin
James Patrick Robinson James Patrick Robinson ... Russell
Ashley Spillers ... Sarah
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An overgrown nerd who serves as Game Master of a fantasy board game finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy when a new initiate enters the group.

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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$9,417

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,417
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Pre-Production funds were raised via crowdfunding site IndieGoGo in 2011, featuring a 3-minute pitch trailer. Their fundraising target was $15,000, but raised over $25,000 in 30 days. See more »

Quotes

Bob: Are you in to Wizards and shit?
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References Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin: Part One (1976) See more »

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Come Home
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By arrangement with Wixen Music Publishing
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A dramedy - not a comedy
16 November 2013 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

There is no need, what so ever, to have a knowledge of or background in computer gaming or board game role playing to enjoy this fine movie! The theme of the movie is built around gamers and their circle of fellow players who happen to be slightly socially inept and the clash of ego.

Scott - the game master or grand master - fulfills his ego by lording over his fellow players while creating his own world in the 'game'. Because outside of the 'game' he is a nobody, no real friends, no social life, no job. He is bossed around by his elderly grandmother and his mother (who abandoned him early in his life). Why the mother shows up in the story - you'll have to watch the movie! Then Scott finds his imaginary world and his marginal home life kicked out from under his control - he is lost - but determined to prove himself which only creates more chaos in his emotional world. He seems to learn his lesson about himself - but does he in the end?

The movie is a finely acted indie flick that addresses some element in many people and is told in such a way that you sympathize with these lost souls. There aren't any truly laugh out loud moments but some moments to chuckle at this collection of odd but well meaning people.


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