Parents' Guide to

Adventures of Power

By James Rocchi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Underdog comedy is no Napoleon Dynamite.

Movie PG-13 2009 89 minutes
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age 15+

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age 15+
I thought this movie was very......stupid. I don't like to use that word very often, but I just can't describe it in any other way. Don't let your children watch this.

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A bargain-basement rip-off of Napoleon Dynamite, ADVENTURES OF POWER spends a lot of time expecting viewers to lavish Gold's comedic creation with affection. The problem is that the film, like Power, is so cluelessly self-absorbed that it's hard to have any belief in, or sympathy for, the main character's journey and quest. Gold seems so enamored of his own work as writer, director, and star that he seems to have assumed that audiences will find that affection contagious -- the problem is, it's such a thinly crafted journey that it's hard to see any point.

There's a modicum of sweetness and condescension in Power's awkward romance with a deaf girl (Shoshana Stern) who has a very strict mother, but again, it's just an excuse to show how great the Power character's "Don't Stop Believin'" philosophy is. Shallow, silly, and self-righteously fascinated with itself, Adventures of Power is one of the least funny "comedies" in years.

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