Benjamin Crutcher, Winston Carter, Brand Rackley, Joe LoCicero and Leigh Wulff DIRECTED BY
Mark Potts SCREENPLAY
WInston Carter, Ben Crutcher, Mark Potts, Brand Rackley MPAA RATING
NR RUNNING TIME
87 Mins. DISTRIBUTED BY
Uncork'd Entertainment OFFICIAL WEBSITE
"Spaghettiman" Hitting the Indie Circuit
Clark (Ben Crutcher) doesn't much care about you. Or himself. Or much of anything. After losing yet another job and failing to find another one, Clark is reduced to the only food he has left - spaghetti. When a freak accident involving his spaghetti and the microwave renders him a superhero thanks to the power of spaghetti, Clark realizes he's found his way to also make a little cash.
Spaghettiman is a superhero, but you're gonna' have to pay.
Directed by Mark Potts, Spaghettiman, a festival favorite picked up by indie distributor Uncork'd Entertainment for a limited theatrical run and VOD release, is a quirky and fun low-budget indie that thrives thanks to the winning lead performance of Ben Crutcher, whose casual vibe fits perfectly within the film's commitment to sincere silliness.
There's a lot of fun to be had in Spaghettiman, a modest rip on superhero culture, think a limp-noodled Kick-Ass, and it really sparks up in the relationship between Clark and his roommate, Dale (Winston Carter), whose eternal optimism enables Clark's slacker ways but who is secretly a seething desk cop who repeatedly fails the test that would finally allow him to hit the streets. As Spaghettiman starts to experience some degree of success in his crime fighting ways, Dale decides to teach him a thing or two and becomes the tangy superhero's arch-villain.
Does this all sound really silly? It is. The good thing is that Potts knows it's all silly and makes sure it's also all a lot of fun. Can you tell it's ultra-low budget filmmaking? Absolutely. Who cares? If you've ever watched yourself a 48-hour film project or a local filmmaker with obvious talent, then there's no way in the world you'll be bothered at all by the obviously talented Potts's budgetary limitations.
Ultra fun, nicely paced and possessing of a few decent fight scenes, Spaghettiman is the kind of film I love to discover at a film festival and, indeed, the film proved to be quite popular on the festival circuit. The film recently played in both L.A. and San Francisco and is available for viewing through VOD outlets including Amazon, Itunes and others. For more information on the film, visit the Uncork'd Entertainment website.
Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic
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