Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - Somebody's Hero

Thursday, May 10, 2012

DVD Review - Somebody's Hero

About the DVD 
Starring Christopher Gorham and directed by Darin Beckstead, the heart-warming comedy for the whole family, Somebody’s Hero is available On Demand and online starting on Father’s Day - June 17th, 2012, from Brainstorm Media.

Dennis (Christopher Gorham of Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty), an average New York City accountant, goes unnoticed by everyone including his co-workers and boss. When he meets his new client; a beautiful young widow Katie (Susan Misner of Gossip Girl), and her son Jake who’s fascinated with the movie superhero ‘Man-America’, Dennis takes an instant shine to them. On his way home he stops in a costume shop to try on a ‘Man-America’ uniform to surprise Jake with. When he steps out of the dressing room in costume he finds himself in the middle of an armed robbery and clumsily takes on the criminal. When the dust settles, Dennis is left a little bruised, the thug is gone and the robbery has been thwarted! Dennis thinks nothing of it, but when security camera footage hits the news it causes a media frenzy. Everyone wants to know “who is Man America” and “when is he coming back?!” Apparently like young Jake, the rest of New York City too needs a superhero to believe in. Now inspired, this average guy tries to become the superhero everyone wants him to be, armed with nothing but a silly costume and a total lack of super powers.

About the Filmmaker
Darin Beckstead is the award-winning filmmaker behind Courage and Stupidity, a reimagining of Spielberg’s troubled experiences while making Jaws. It became the first short to secure a standalone distribution deal with Netflix. Darin lives in Los Angeles, California.

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My Take on the DVD
This was a great family film that shares an important message about going the extra mile for someone beyond yourself. With superheros being all the craze in the media today, you can see why a society would need someone to embody this part, and in this movie, the society being portrayed is similar to our own. The actors did a great job at making this movie real and the situations and relationships tangible. This movie brings out what we all should be doing in our daily lives, which is living with others in mind and being the hero that we can for those around us on a daily basis.

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