Of Dice And Men

 (70)7.41 h 14 min201413+
The lives of six roleplaying gamer friends are thrown into upheaval when one of them enlists to go to Iraq. A geek movie without the self-loathing.
Directors
Kelley Slagle
Starring
Evan CaseyCameron McNaryRicardo Frederick Evans
Genres
Science FictionComedy
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Rebecca A. HerronGwen Grastorf
Producers
Francis AbbeyKelley SlagleSeth Polansky
Studio
Skyrocket Productions, Cavegirl Productions
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70 global ratings

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Jim ParkerReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really enjoyable and realistic
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When I first chose to watch this I expected a sort of DND with visuals of the cast in costume doing what they said at the table. This was actually a lot deeper than that. It revolves around a longterm group of friends in dnd group (or equivalent I think it used a different name) but the group runs into drama because 2 members are leaving one is in the Army and shipping out overseas. The characters are unique, there are funny moments, and yet very serious moments as well and it manages to pull off both well, there are fights between friends and with dragons, and torn character sheets. There is more the movie could have done which I would have liked/been fine with, but I think it had one goal and it focused on that and in this case, I'm not bothered by that choice.

Overall if you enjoy DND and DND type movies I think you will enjoy this. This is more than just a fun game of DND it tackles the relationship of the friends and the strain their choices have on each other while being true to themselves. It's very well done and I wish there were more movies like it.

I read some of the 1 and 2-star reviews and feel I need to comment. First, if people are speaking and you aren't hearing the voices but subtitles are working it is an issue on your end, not the movie's fault. Second, I didn't notice an abundance of cursing that a lot of the low reviews are complaining about, but even if it is there it didn't affect my enjoyment of it at all. Third, if they blatantly say they only watched or 10 minutes or didn't finish it can you really trust their opinions?
4 people found this helpful
SoulshadowReviewed in the United States on September 23, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty okay, I even tear'd up a little.
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Normally I hate movies set around gaming, because it's almost always the cringiest thing ever. They did it justice though. This is a dose of some real life drama surrounding a made up game. There's always a prick who swears too much and takes things personal, but you keep him around anyway because he does the most amusing things. There's always at least one girl in the group who everyone likes but probably nobody ever dates because it would mess up the group.

Anyway, ignore the 1 star ratings from Christian grown-up babies with their panties in a twist about swear words. It's a pretty solid movie for what they were working with, and it's largely accurate to real life.
9 people found this helpful
Kory BearclawReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A touching look at the power storytelling (D&D) can have
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I've watched this movie 4-5 times now, and I cry every time. It is filled with beautiful, thoughtful moments that evoke what a good story should. While I am a longtime RPG player, I feel that this movie can be enjoyed by everyone, as it truly shows a side to the game that many other movies miss - the power that games have to impact our lives as players - something that goes far beyond the stories we tell.

Perhaps best of all is Brandon, the guy who just plays because his wife loves the game. He not only shows a beautiful kind of love that many relationships aspire to, but he also imparts great wisdom about things that "really matter".

Give it a watch! With a runtime of just over 1 hour, you owe it to yourself to check it out. I doubt you'll be disappointed.
2 people found this helpful
Mary Ruth SadlerReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Gaming in the time of adulthood
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A production very dear to my heart. A very good representation of the gamers I have known since I introduced my
child to TSR games at the age of 4. The group dynamics were exaggerated for comic effect but very real &
endearing. I wish it played a little more smoothly but that may be my internet connection. I expect to see more
of the writer, director, producer, & actors in the future. The side arc of dealing with one of the group deciding to
join the military in the aftermath of 9/11 was surprisingly well handled; I like the Schroedinger's Jason line.
14 people found this helpful
Rocker D'AntonioReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A tabletop players story with real substance
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Looking to fill the void of in person gaming during the pandemic with movies about playing RPGs I stumbled on this film as a watch next suggestion following Gamers: Dorkness Rising. And what I can say is: Whoa.
This film fulfills in two ways: first it is appealing to a RPG gamer in that the world of gaming is accurately and fondly depicted. I felt I could be at this table. Second, there is some deeper meaning which appeals to the idea that our fantasy worlds are some abstraction of our real lives and somehow that matters to the players as people in a tangible way.

The flow of the film is good as well. It takes concisely as much time as needed to tell a story and be respectful of the world it's depicting.

The movie starts out with some real abrasive scene and language and I am glad I pushed passed that. Not that I shy from cussing etc but more that I was concerned that it was going to be the "catchy" aspect the movie would try to use to be appealing (i.e. Similar to Clerks.) Retrospectively I see why it was needed to establish character.
Kenny MahanReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a good movie, yes it's low budget
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This is a good movie, yes it's low budget, no it doesn't really have an effects, but it has heart. It's about gamers playing their game and living life. It's truth and it's fun, it's funny, and if you game long enough you easily recognize all the characters. If you like gaming watch this and know it wasn't made to poke fun at gaming, gaming just happens to be part of the characters lives.
5 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I really did not expect to like this film too much
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I really did not expect to like this film too much, I always kind of expect to like them slightly, but this film was really heartfelt and honestly felt like it was made by people who get how a gaming group can be a big, at times argumentative, family, and how hard it can be when those dynamics shift and change.
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LaceyReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Everything I didn't know I wanted out of a movie I stumbled across on Amazon Prime
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For the first ten minutes I was a little unsure if I was going to like this movie. It seemed like it might be just another B rated movie where the sensitive guy bemoans not getting the girl. I'm so glad I stuck with. Kudos to Amazon Prime for picking it The movie is well structured and the dialogue is hilarious. The marriage between Linda and Brandon is a treat. I laughed and cried my way through this movie. Give yourself a chance to do the same.
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