Available on DVD !
To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat
Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!
Griff (Ryan Kwanten) is a totally insignificant office worker, who is
suffering from serious social deficites and is the target of some serious
bullying at his workplace. But by nicht, he's patrolling the city as a
superhero, fighting for right and justice ... and thinking about ways to
avenge himself on his bullying colleague Tony (Toby Schmitz). For both of
which he figures he needs an invisibility suit, so he makes himself one -
which doesn't work half as well (as in: not at all) as he figures it does
... which of course doesn't stop him from using it and believing himself
to be invisible.
Griff's brother Tim (Patrick Brammall) is pretty much
Griff's opposite, he's sociable, outspoken, lives in the real world and
doesn't believe in invisibility suits, superheroes and whatnot. Tim's
girlfriend Melody (Maeve Dermody) is another matter altogether.She
considers herself a scientist, has weird theories about other worlds, and
believes there's a scientific possibility to walk through solid walls. And
while her parents love Tim, she feels slightly disgusted by his open
nature, his unfunny anecdotes, and his attempts to get into her panties.
Then he introduces her to Griff, and while he treats her with the same
kind of mistrust as everybody else, for her it's love at first sight. She
is also quick to figure out the costumed weirdo who roams the
neighbourhood, but for her he really is a superhero. He doesn't ask her
to, but Melody butts her way into Griff's life, even (or especially) if
that means breaking up with Tim. Melody helps him develop a new
invisibility suit and sends him out on missions.
breaks into his office once more to play another prank on Tony, but again,
the invisibility suit only works in his mind (and hers) not the real
world, so he is caught on security cam and fired. And Tony has him beaten
up. And he gets picked up by the police for roaming the neighbourhood,
voyeuristic behaviour and the like. He gets away with a warning, but now
his cover is blown, and he finds himself at the wrong side of the law.
is a broken man, so Melody makes up a mission for him in which he has to
save the commissioner from a gang of hoodlums, wearing his invisibility
suit. For some reason, Tim comes along for the ride. And while Griff is
out "saving the commissioner", Tim and Melody have a discussion
over Griff and his fantasy world. Griff only catches part of it and thinks
Melody is only making fun of him ... and his whole world caves in ...
pays a visit to Melody and her parents for dinner, and he has become a
carbon copy of his brother, all the superficiality and the stupid
anecdotes included - and Melody hates it, hates him. She has fallen in
love with Griff the weirdo and doesn't want him any other way. But to
convince him to get back to being Griff the hero, she first has to go
through a solid wall ...
Immensely enjoyable superhero spoof
that manages to at the same time pay loving tribute to genre classics and
unmask the genre's absurdities in a non-moronic, respectful way - and tell
a touching story of social outcasts on the side without ever letting the
kitsch that comes with such a story get in the way of the comedy.
weird, but also extremely likeable.