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.

9 comments:

Yvonne - Winter Moon said...

Definitey something I'd like to watch - thank you for sharing - have a gorgeous day x

Shybiker said...

I love docs, too. Haven't seen this one; thanks for the review. Chasing Hollywood fame is quixotic.

June said...

Looks cool! I'm gonna watch it
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Frannie Pantz said...

OMGoodness my husband and I watch documentaries on Netflix all the time! We are going to have to check this one out. I've seen it as an option, but never watched it. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I saw a doc a few months ago about wannabe real life superheroes (you know, the guys who really dress up in masks and don capes and go out into the real world to "fight" crime) so this is kind of up my alley. Sounds interesting, thanks for the rec!

Melanie said...

Cool tip! I just heard from a friend that there is a guy who dresses as a cowboy in a g-string in New York who is well known. Now somebody is copying him and the original cowbody is suing. It's a strange and wonderful world.

Michaela said...

Sounds interesting, I might watch!

Andrea said...

awww I wish I had netflix in my country! that sounds like such a wonderful documentary! hopefully I can find a downloadable version. thanks for the review!

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Gwen said...

I think there are peeps like this in Las Vegas, too! When I went there with my husband, we met a Chewbacca, one of the guys from the Hangover... so many people posing in costume for tips!

Btw. have you heard about the guy who kind of thinks he IS superman? I think he's Brazilian; he's had facial surgery that makes his face a sort of conglomerate of all the famous supermen of the past, from Christopher Reeve to that guy from Smallville...