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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
- Interview with the cast
- Deleted scenes
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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 ›
Roman is a loner, and by loner, his nightly entertainment is sitting in front of his window with a beer and cigarette in his hands, waiting for his pretty neighbor to walk by. I won't spill too many details, it has obsession, fear, loneliness and delusions perfectly portrayed.
(slight spoilers in comparing May and Roman)
Now, some people are trying to say that this is the same as May, i guess it sort of is, it's written by the same writer of May, The girl who played May is directing, and the writer is now playing Roman. I LOVED that, because while they have a few similarities, it's completely different. The psychologically behind May's rage is completely different than Roman's mistakes. May is admittedly a killer, she kills MANY people. Roman on the other hand has a moment of.. not so much rage, as a fear of being alone (still wrong, still murder, but it's not May-rage) . Roman is stylized different as well, you can definitely see the similarities, but at the same time see completely different things, like fire and ice. So to say that Roman is a male May, is rather wrong. They are almost polar opposites, because of the guilt, May wanted a friend so desperately to be perfect and hers, while Roman i feel just wanted a friend and to forget what happened.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Roman" takes the form of a thriller, but functions more as a surprisingly low key character study. Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 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 Jbarrett
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
I bought the multi-title DVD this movie was on purely because Kristen Bell was in the cast and I am a fan of the little lady. Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by D. Smith
Well, there's this disturbed guy named Roman who works in a metal shop. He doesn't mix well with others and this isolates him from people especially his co-workers. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by Michael Noga