Super

Synopsis: Frank Darrbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jacques, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jacques' car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jacques' gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comic book store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have?
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Director(s): James Gunn
Production: IFC Midnight
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
50
Rotten Tomatoes:
48%
R
Year:
2010
96 min
$200,000
Website
16 Views

I've had two perfect moments in my life.

The first was when I married Sarah.

The other,

I was downtown...

He went in there,

Officer!

Thanks, pal.

Two perfect moments...

which offset a life of pain.

Would God hide pictures of Heather Locklear

in His closet, Frank?

A life of humiliation.

And rejection.

Oh, yeah.

What are those?

I'll wake up and see these

first thing every morning.

My perfect moments.

They can inform my day,

set me in the right direction.

The hands are a little big,

don't you think, sweetheart?

Frank.

I don't want to snuggle.

I knew I was losing her.

Honey...

Close the f*cking door.

Doof.

I should have done something

about it then,

saved Sarah from what was about to come.

Crunch!

But I was weak.

Hey.

Sarah live here?

Uh, she's not home right now.

Hey, what are you cooking there, pal, eggs?

Sounds pretty good right about now.

Do you think maybe I could have

a couple of those babies?

Are these some special kind of eggs?

Are these those...

those brown kind?

I don't know what those are.

No.

Well, they're f*cking fantastic.

I mean, my God.

You, my friend,

you have an egg-cooking gift.

God has graced you with

a goddamn egg-cooking gift.

Whoa.

Horse is at the gate.

Got to run.

Do me a favor, buddy.

Will you tell Sarah that Jacques stopped by?

Okay.

Amazing eggs.

Really.

She was gone five days later.

People look stupid when they cry.

- All right, girls, break's up.

Back to work.

Jock?

Excuse me.

Jock.

Yeah?

- I'm sorry to bother you.

Have you seen my wife?

They say she doesn't work here anymore.

Oh, depends on who your wife is.

Sarah!

Sarah.

Oh, yeah, you're the guy

that cooks eggs, right?

The brown kind?

Yeah, yeah.

They weren't brown.

Oh, that's right.

They weren't brown.

That's right.

- Have you seen my wife?

Shit. Yes.

Yeah, I've seen her.

And I know this is hard, man,

but I don't think... oh...

I don't think she wants to see you anymore.

What?

Oh, buddy.

I'm sorry.

Yo, Frank,

you're burning 'em.

Come on, man.

That's how people get cancer,

from eating burnt burgers, man.

Frank, man, you got to forget

about that bitch.

That's a f*cking whore.

She sucked more dick than my brother Victor,

and you saw that faggot come in here once

with a cum worm on his beard.

Didn't even know it was there.

How you don't know somebody jizzed on your face?

Don't talk about her that way.

Okay?

You're lazy.

I'm the one who does all

the cooking around here anyway.

So?

- I know.

That dog who was banging her,

that Jacques,

Quintell say he's bad f*cking news.

You wanna f*ck around

with a guy like that, you?

Come on, man.

Just get that bitch out your mind, okay?

What's this?

Jock.

- The guy I was telling you about.

He stole my wife.

- Mm-hmm.

Can you arrest him?

What kind of proof do you have

that he kidnapped her?

I asked him where she was,

and he was evasive.

He wouldn't answer any questions.

Doesn't sound like proof, Mr. Darbo.

How long has she been missing?

Three days.

How did you discover she was gone?

Her closet was empty.

So this guy Jock kidnapped her

and took all of her clothes

out of her closet?

And drugs.

She's a recovering alcoholic

and drug addict.

She was really turning her life around,

and then this jerk gave her drugs.

So she kidnapped herself

and took her own clothes out of the closet.

What, is this guy, like,

one of these Vegas hypnotists?

No, no.

That's not what I'm saying.

Look, Mr. Darbo,

what you're telling us is that

your wife left you for this guy Jock.

And now you want us to arrest him.

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James Gunn

James Gunn is an American filmmaker, actor, novelist, and musician. He started his career as a screenwriter in the mid-1990s, writing the scripts for Tromeo and Juliet, Scooby-Doo and its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead. more…

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