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      Somebody's Hero

      2012 1 hr. 21 min. Romance Comedy List
      Reviews 76% 250+ Ratings Audience Score An accountant (Christopher Gorham) becomes a media sensation when he foils a robbery while dressed in a superhero costume. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member My family would like to invite you to see this film :) We loved it! My husband and I thought this was an excellent movie with a great message. It hit home on many different levels. We watched it with our 2 young boys and it opened a great deal of discussion. Something for all ages. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member It was like a university group project, probably got a the participants a B for boring. My main issue is the movie lacks story and any foothold for immersion. My time is cheap but I regret sitting this through. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This is movie I want to watch with my family again and again... Reminded me to be the person I should be, the person I want to be... I laughed and smiled, I felt good. It was nice to see an original movie with good take on things... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I get asked to review a lot of films by both major studios and independent filmmakers. Most of the time I walk away from viewing the movie or DVD muttering something akin to, â??Well, that just cost me two hours of my life that Iâ??ll never get back. Whoever was responsible for greenlighting that should be fired.â?? The older I get, the more valuable my time has become, so Iâ??ve established the â??20 Minute Rule.â?? If a film hasnâ??t caught my interest in the first 20 minutes, I walk away. Honestly, I didnâ??t have high hopes for Somebodyâ??s Hero. First, itâ??s marketed as a heart-warming film for the whole family, which is usually code for - this movie sucks. Secondly, itâ??s produced by an independent film company and released by an independent distribution company; and while thatâ??s not necessarily a bad thing (Iâ??ve seen lots of great independentfilms) it is usually code for - this movie sucks. Imagine my surprise to be completely captivated by this, okay, Iâ??ll say it, heart-warming family film. Mild-mannered New York city accountant, Dennis (Covert Affairsâ?? blind operative, Christopher Gorham) is tasked with getting some signatures from an uber-wealth widow, Katie (Gossip Girlâ??s Susan Miner). Dennis is immediately drawn to this sad young woman and her cute as a button son, Jake. Jake is enthralled with a TV superhero named Man-America who always does the right thing. Man-America is a father figure of sorts to the tyke. On a whim, Dennis stops at a costume shop to try on a Man-America costume, probably as a surprise for Jake, when an attempted armed robbery occurs. Dennis, in costume, intervenes and saves the day, inadvertantly becoming a local hero. Then... well, I wonâ??t give away the rest of the plot. Suffice it to say, I blew past the 20 Minute Rule and never gave it a second thought. Gorham has a charming, little-boy smile that is both innocent and manly. As Dennis, he is genuine, courteous, and wholesome in a way that is seldom seen on the big screen. He believes in doing the right thing, even when nobody notices, and even if somebody else gets the credit. He does the right thing when doing the right thing isnâ??t exactly the safest thing to do. He does the right thing even when people say all manner of evil things against him. In short, Dennis is a good guy; the kind of guy youâ??d want to hang out with; the kind of guy you would want to marry your sister. In all honesty, this is not a 100% completely â??safe for the whole familyâ?? kind of movie. There is some peril and fisticuffs. Some parents might be concerned, as was Katie, that children might emulate a superhero who puts himself in danger (remember the scene in Batman: The Dark Knight when all the wannabees started dressing up in costume to fight crime, and the results were, well, not so good?). There is a smattering of course language and innuendo, most of which would go over the heads of toddlers, and is certainly mild compared to what you see anytime on television, but parents still need to be aware. There are two great lines in the film that simply took my breath away: 1) â??Everyone can be somebodyâ??s hero.â?? 2) â??Let his fatherâ??s light shine through him.â?? Yes, when you review movies for living you have to wade hip deep in garbage, but every once in a great while, you find a gem. Somebodyâ??s Hero left me with a smile and a tear, and inspired me to be a better man, to do the right thing - even when no one is watching. You canâ??t ask for more than that. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice childrens movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member This was quite sweet really for a straight to dvd film. I actually really enjoyed it. :) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Joshua Brunsting The CriterionCast Featuring a handful of great performances, it may not be the most rewarding watch ever, but I'll be damned if this one doesn't win you over by the time the credits roll. Dec 5, 2020 Full Review Dave Roper HeyUGuys If you can shed that cynicism, let your guard down and enjoy it for what it is, I'm sure you'll have as good a time with it as I did. Rated: 3/5 Dec 5, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes With his first feature film, writer/director Darin Beckstead has created a genuinely feel good and inspiring film. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 23, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An accountant (Christopher Gorham) becomes a media sensation when he foils a robbery while dressed in a superhero costume.
      Darin Beckstead
      Executive Producer
      Melanie Hughes, Alberto Garofalo Zanoletti, Guillermo Suescum
      Darin Beckstead
      Production Co
      Backlit Pictures
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
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