Monday, July 29, 2013
Confessions of a Superhero
I am a huge fan of documentaries. Netflix Instant is on to me and is constantly suggesting documentaries that suit my taste, and "Confessions of a Superhero" is one of the best movies (not even just documentaries, movies) I've seen in a long time.
It's about four wannabe actors who pose as superheros in Hollywood for tips. They all have big dreams. Some of them appear to be straight-up delusional, while others just seem to be earnest, sweet people pursuing a passion. It's kind of a funny movie, but I came out of it feeling mostly sad and wistful. So many people have these big Hollywood dreams, and so few people actually achieve them.
I was in LA in June visiting my sister, and that's part of the reason I was drawn to the documentary. At the time of the trip, I was uninterested in checking out the wax museum and the hokey superheros/starlets in Hollywood, but now I wish I had! "Confessions of a Superhero" certainly showed me an interesting side of Hollywood I hadn't even considered. Seriously: If you like human-focused, strange documentaries, this one is for your Netflix queue.