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Confessions of a Superhero

On Hollywood Boulevard, wannabe movie stars dress up as superheroes and pose for photos with tourists. Matt Ogens's documentary follows four of these quirky dreamers, who are just killing time until they're discovered. You'll get to know a Superman who takes his role to heart, an Incredible Hulk who sold his prized video game system for a ticket to Tinseltown, a Midwestern beauty queen-turned-Wonder Woman and a Batman in need of a little therapy.
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A detailed portrait of these societal eccentrics, which, while not neglecting their obvious personal problems, is clearly sympathetic.
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
 
The empathetic tone draws you in and some of the details are devastating.
Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times  full review
 
You've just found one of this week's hidden treasures.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News  full review
 
Ogens ventures beyond sideshow condescension, striking a tone that ought to entice specialty auds.
Peter Debruge, Variety  full review
 
In its own inimitably strange way, Confessions of a Superhero is an inspirational tale.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com  full review
 
...what could have been a condescending descent into bottom-feeding turns into a loving, often heartbreaking portrait of decent people trying to scrape by.
Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice  full review
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  • Release Year: 2007
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 89 min
  • Available From: Jan 22, 2008
  • Queued by: 1566 people
Directed By
Matt Ogens
Cast
Maxwell Allen, Jennifer Gerht, Christopher Dennis, Joseph McQueen
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