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"Angela Bettis' ROMAN is nothing short of engrossing." --Horror Yearbook.com
"It's deeper, it's darker and it's much more clever (than MAY)..." --Slasher Pool.com
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Roman spends his days working at a metal shop,
With no TV in his apartment, he spends his afternoons staring out his front window,
Staring at a world he wants to be apart of,
Staring at the same girl everyday.
Is he lonely, or is he in love? Or maybe he's just obsessed?
Angela Bettis & Lucky McKee reverse roles in what is essentially the same movie as "May"
I would really prefer to see Lucky direct, but I'll take what I can get.
At first glance this movie appears to be shot on a home camcorder.
But after the first few scenes it gets better
(Or maybe I just got used to it, I don't know)
Anyway it starts off really slow,
but if you stay with it,
you'll be rewarded when it finally picks itself up
Just when you think this flick can't get any duller, your heart does a double back-flip with a half gainer into your throat.
That's when you're hooked.
And when the narrative starts, (Halfway through the movie mind you.) your eyes are glued wide-open.
Now for the details:
The acting is enjoyable, great characters galore. (I love the nature chick) & Lucky does a better job than you'd think he would.
The lighting leaves alot to be desired, but it's forgivable.
Despite the unnecessary, trippy dream sequences it's a good story, starts out slow but keeps you interested & wondering what'll happen next.
My only complaint is that the dialogue is ridiculously low, while the soundtrack is amazingly loud, so you'll have to keep playing with the volume throughout the entire movie.Read more ›
I didn't like how this movie was called a horror movie because there really wasn't anything scary about it at all. Roman kills his neighbor (Kristen Bell), and then at the end Eva (Nectar Rose) kills herself basically after Roman unknowing verbally agrees to it. To me, a horror movie actually has parts of the movie that randomly happen to scare you, or if there is an eventual death, it has good buildup to it. None of that occurs in this movie. In this movie, Roman does hear these voices on occasion in his head, but it's basically his obsession thoughts or him thinking to himself what he should do next. He occasionally has brief flashbacks of the girl he killed. However, it's nothing at all that gets your heart racing, it's basically guilt. So I don't see where the horror comes into play.
I know this was a low budget movie, but still, the way this movie was filmed, it only had like 6 scenery places...Read more ›
Director Angela Bettis brings us something original and brillint with "Roman," the morbid story of a loner, Roman, played with true brilliance by Lucky McKee, who also wrote the screenplay. Most of the story occurs in a sleazy, low-rent apartment complex and the shabby ambiance rings true. With outstanding camera work, lighting, and an amazing musical score by Jaye Barnes/Poperratic, the descent into true psychosis rings true. Especially chilling is the bizarre black and white cartoon of a skeletal boy on a ghost horse that the anti-hero watches.
What's great about "Roman" is that this no formulaic movie where you can figure out every twist of the plot before it happens. You're kept being surprised througout and thanks to Lucky McKee's extraordinary portrait of a psycho, you're enwrapped in this eerie, dark little world.
Nectar Rose, an unknown actress to me, is perfect as Eva, the dream girl.
What's also striking is Angela Bettis' technique of using very short scenes, some lasting only a few seconds as we watch Roman's steady slide into insanity.
This is a true treat for any movie psycho fan who seeks an outstanding film experience.
Bettis proves once and for all that to create a movie triumph like this gem, you don't need multi-million dollar budgets and big name stars. All you need is a brilliant cast and crew to triumph over all others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this movie. It's a sad story about life, death and loneliness. There's some quirky humor with some stunning costars! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fi
Angela Bettis never ceases to amaze me. Not only is she the best actor in the world, but she's a damn good director and writer. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Binky Chottorrhœhia
"Roman" takes the form of a thriller, but functions more as a surprisingly low key character study. Read morePublished 22 months ago by K. Gordon
Good movie was very interesting and fun to watch. Everyone should watch this movie.i am glade i added it to my collectionPublished on November 2, 2013 by Jeff
Roman is not nearly as good as May, but it's watchable. It starts off pretty lame, feeling more like a student project than a professional movie, then gets better once Nectar... Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Justin
I was in Shop-Rite a few weeks ago stacking up on victuals to fuel the corporeal self when I passed the DVDs and saw that for five bucks or so I could get 8 movies on a two disc... Read morePublished on October 7, 2012 by Richard Masloski
Roman stars Lucky McKee (who normally directs) as a shy social outcast who accidentally kills a girl (played by Kristen Bell) that he has a crush on. Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by Coffee Addicted Writer (Billy)
filled with mediocre snippets of comical quips and the same old follies the same old tricks and gimmicks... Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by Celestial
This movie played out more like a student project than a feature film. I bought this movie and it came in a pack with 4 other films. I was disappointed with Roman immediately. Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by Shaun G Rodriguez