Roger Dodger

2002

Action / Comedy / Drama

108
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 76%
IMDb Rating 7 10 15802

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Morena Baccarin as Girl in Bar
Jennifer Beals as Sophie
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by enyia21 10 / 10

Rewatch

Roger dodger is a script driven masterpiece that examines theories of manhood while presenting you with the journey of a adult into adulthood (Roger). This transforms the formulaic "player" movie into a critique on the psyche of men with the an abrasive honesty that only a perfect script can. The cast portray's each character with a humanity that breaths life to the script. The attention to detail coupled with the depth of story makes this movie amazing to watch and better when re-watched. It is a testament to the possibilities of independent film.

The player movie has been done to death. Usually there is one guy with all the answers who can diagnose women and has the looks and ability to get them. Rarely are the motivations of these characters or the depths of the personalities ever examined in an real extent in a movie. Usually there flaws are the some of childhood tragedy/ needing to find the right person to settle down. In Roger Dodger the flaws of Roger and his "gifts" are presented to you unfiltered. You build an understanding of who he is by following how he interacts with people. Its through his flaws you realize that for all of his talent it takes a child to teach him about maturity.

This happens in a way that is so strong that people who've watched and like the movie can debate about the motivations of Roger. The remaining cast does an amazing job of presenting dynamic characters who shape Rogers experience while establishing a strong characters themselves.

I don't want to shape your movies experience so i suggest you watch the movie and study how they shape and present the characters. The couldn't have made this movie better.

Reviewed by evanston_dad 9 / 10

A Sleeper Romance

I wouldn't have thought from previews that "Roger Dodger" would have an ounce of romance in it, but it does. The scene between Elizabeth Berkeley, Jennifer Beals (both very good by the way--who would have thought?) and Roger's nephew is incredibly sweet and touching, but without being overly sentimental or cloying. Campbell Scott gives a fabulous performance as Roger, illustrating how broad his acting range is. My only complaint with the movie is its incredibly annoying cinematography. All of the compositions are cluttered and claustrophobic, sometimes so much so that the main focus of the shot is entirely obscured. And this trend toward hand-held cameras needs to be stopped. I think directors feel that hand-held cinematography lends a gritty, realistic point of view to their films, but more frequently it serves only to distract.

But a fairly minor quibble about an otherwise very good film.

Grade: A-

Reviewed by jotix100 8 / 10

Artful dodger


Newcomer Dylan Kidd's first feature is a very refreshing exercise in filmmaking. This is an incredible debut for Mr Kidd. Let's hope his next release will be worth of the promise he shows in this one.

Of course, this film would be nothing without the presence of Campbell Scott. Mr. Scott gets better with every new screen appearance. His Roger is a tragic figure in spite of the front he presents to all the women he tries to conquer. The last scenes of Roger in his apartment are nothing short of magnificent. We get to see the real man then, and it's not funny what we see.

The interplay with the nephew, Nick, beautifully played by Jesse Eisenberg, is the best acting of the year.

The women in the film are brilliant too. Isabella Rosellini is incredible as Roger's boss. The ladies in the single bar, Elizabeth Berkley and Jennifer Beals are true portraits of women that are looking for Mr. Right in the wrong places.

This film is a rarity. Discover it.

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