GamerZ: One Game to Rule Them All (2005)
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A die-hard gamer and social outcast who seeks to counter his bleak real-world existence by creating a richly-detailed fantasy universe finds his one shot at love shattered by an old neighborhood enemy in this fantasy-tinged tale of love geek love. One the rough streets where he grew up, Ralph (Ross… More A die-hard gamer and social outcast who seeks to counter his bleak real-world existence by creating a richly-detailed fantasy universe finds his one shot at love shattered by an old neighborhood enemy in this fantasy-tinged tale of love geek love. One the rough streets where he grew up, Ralph (Ross Finbow) was always the target of the neighborhood toughs. Small time dope dealer Lennie (James Young) in particular seemed to make it his mission in life to humiliate and abuse Ralph whenever the opportunity for abuse presented itself. Now the time has come for Ralph to continue his education at the local university, and upon arrival he immediately makes a name for himself by overtaking the fantasy role-playing society by staging an impressively-planned coup. As his status among the college gamer set is established, Ralph embarks on a series of fantastic fantasy adventures with head-banging theology student Hank (Ross Sutherland), neurotic risk management student Davy (Johnny Astin), and beautiful goth girl Marlyn (Danielle Stewart) - who has become so seduced by the fantasy realm that she believes herself to be an elf. Never before has Ralph seen a woman more fit to serve as the queen of his expansive and imaginative kingdom. Ralph's quest to crown the woman of his dreams is suddenly shattered however when Lennie, after watching a Lord of the Rings triple bill on acid and having a near-religious experience, physically intimidates the dungeon master into permitting him entrance into his ongoing game. As Lennie and Marlyn begin to grow closer and Ralph withers with bitterness, the fantasy world clashes with the real world in an apocalyptic explosion of pure nerd angst. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
Certainly a niche film, GamerZ is unlikely to appeal to anyone who hasn't had some form of positive experience with geeky pastimes such as Dungeons & Dragons.
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