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SuperBob

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2015
  • Jon Drever
  • 82 mins
  • 15

Summary

Robert Kenner is a lonely man looking for love. Today, if he can actually get his boss to give him some time off, he is going on his first date for 6 years. Oh, and he is also the world's only SuperHero.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The dull side of being a superhero is explored in this independent British comedy about Bob, a government-sanctioned caped saviour who uses his day off to go out on a date. Opting for a low-fi approach, the film wins you over with a funny script rather than elaborate action scenes. Writer/star Brett Goldstein is likeable in the lead, a timid everyman overwhelmed by what has happened to him, hilariously bemused as he deals with endless world-saving admin and resentful residents of Peckham. Amid the laughs there is also an appealing charm to Bob's clumsy quest for love, as well as some clever satire of the sillier side of world politics (personified by co-star Catherine Tate as Bob's highly strung government superior). Working within its low budget limitations without ever feeling cheap, this is a light but effective comedy that offers something new in a genre where almost everything has been explored.

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Credits

Cast

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Robert Kenner "SuperBob"Brett Goldstein
DorrisNatalia Tena
JuneLaura Haddock
PatRuth Sheen
SimonDavid Harewood
TheresaCatherine Tate

Crew

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DirectorJon Drever

Details

Theatrical distributor
Signature Entertainment
Released on
2015-10-16
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing
Formats
Colour
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