Herpes Boy 2010 NR CC

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A social outcast with a facial birthmark finds his world flipped upside down after he posts videos of his quirky life onto the Internet and becomes an unwilling cyber-celebrity.

Starring:
Byron Lane, Ahna O'Reilly
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1 hour, 24 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Nathaniel Atcheson
Starring Byron Lane, Ahna O'Reilly
Supporting actors Beth Grant, Zack Silva, Julianna McCarthy, Michael Chieffo, Octavia Spencer, Larry Weissman, Mary Chieffo, Seth Stallings, Malcolm Ridley, Adrian Kali Turner, Jeaneen Tang, Melissa Lee, Ethan Sharrett, Damian Sanders-Baron, Crystal Young, Amy Greenspan, Paul Cram, Josslyn DeCrosta
Studio FilmBuff
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Though this sliver-of-life indie was certainly no masterpiece, it was easily worth the cost of my monthly Netflix streaming subscription, and I can't say that about all of 'em.

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The hero of our story, Rudolph Murray, hates his life and everyone in it. To make matters worse, he was born with an ugly port-wine birthmark on his upper lip (a constant source of unwanted attention), along with a cornucopia of other physical ailments, ranging from mild to absurd. He enjoys moderate success (14 followers!) on the Internet, where he posts personal video rants about himself and the other members of his family. After a sudden tragedy, Rude is forced to face reality, his insecurities, and worst of all, his extended family.

The strength of this film is not the performance of the actors (there are a few familiar faces in "Herpes Boy", but you'd be hard-pressed to place them), but its message. Relying on the quirk of the characters and creative personal narrative, the story unfolds quickly and neatly, in a mostly-linear fashion. Its message is solid and clear, if occasionally ham-fisted.

"Herpes Boy" would be the perfect movie for a parent to watch with their teen: sassy enough to suit the kids, but not so much as to embarrass the adults. **Two thumbs up**
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amber Albritton on June 20, 2014
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