Sidekick

Blake Van de Graaf
Canada, 2005, 87 minutes
www.sidekickmovie.com

Roxie Cinema 2/09, 430p Buy
Roxie Cinema 2/11, 430p Buy


This Canadian indie (made with a slew of credit cards) is a refreshingly unique take on the superhero movie. Comic geek Norman spends his nights dreaming of fighting crime and imagining what it would be like to have a girlfriend, until one fateful day... Norman sees something astounding that changes his life forever.

He becomes convinced that Victor Ventura – his swaggering, pretty-boy co-worker, has telekinetic abilities. Norman is quickly obsessed with the hunky telepath and with the help of his only friend, Chuck (Daniel Baldwin playing against type as a sarcastic comic book store owner), comes to the outlandish conclusion that he should train Victor to become a real-life superhero. His plan of action involves developing exercises to strengthen and refine Victor's extraordinary ability – and making him a really cool costume. Norman envisions an exciting (and ambiguously gay) new life as Victor's faithful sidekick. But all is not well in Superhero-land. Before long Norman realizes that he may have made a terrible mistake.

Hollywood recently scooped up the script for remake rights – so this is your chance to get a look at the original before it has a $150,000,000 budget.

 

Preceded by:

Imaginary Friend

Claire Thomas
USA, 2005, 10 minutes
claire.thomas@gmail.com
World Premiere


The only thing worse than your first love not knowing you exist is not existing at all.

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