Ten Inch Hero 2008

This is definitely one of my favorite romantic comedies that I have seen in the past several years. First of all, the movie’s title – double entendre with sexual meaning – is not associated with the story except one or two brief jokes. I’m sure it sells better though. It’s about the staff of the nice, cozy restaurant and their lives.

Great writing, solid acting and delivery, excellent production values. What I’d like to point out, the characters are very well written, all of them are very appealing with whatever they’re going through and have to say. They’re revealing their true nature throughout the whole movie in sort of subplots that actually create the common multi plot of the movie. The nature of the film is a warm comedy, and bit of romance that comes in very non-intrusive way. The acting is great, the scenes are OK and dialog, fresh and edgy.

It was the first film that I have seen in a while that felt like it was written and directed by real people, not a formula film vetted by a series of industry drones. The dramatic aspects of the film were familiar and yet not predictable. The women in the film were much more progressive and real than are typical in larger budget studio productions, and the portrayal of sex and sexuality was downright honest. The cast was obviously enjoying themselves, and stayed on task to deliver excellent performances. I really appreciated that it actually dealt with some real content and issues, but wrapped in a warm and fuzzy bubble-gum kind of context. It is both entertaining and amusing, a movie I can re-watch easily.

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