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Dorks & Damsels (2007)

Astrópía (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 22 August 2007 (Iceland)
When Hildur - a beautiful high society girl and a regular guest in the national celebrity press - finds out that her boyfriend Jolli is about to go into jail, she realizes she has to learn ... See full summary »
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Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ...
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Davíð Þór Jónsson ...
Sverrir Þór Sverrisson ...
Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon ...
Pési
Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir ...
Jörundur Ragnarsson ...
Halldór Magnússon ...
Sara Guðmundsdótti ...
Björt (as Sara Marti Guðmundsdóttir)
Alexander Sigurðsson ...
Snorri
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Steinn Ármann Magnússon ...
The Don
Víkingur Kristjánsson ...
Fangavörður #1
Björn Thorarensen ...
Fangavörður #2
Dóra Jóhannsdóttir ...
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When Hildur - a beautiful high society girl and a regular guest in the national celebrity press - finds out that her boyfriend Jolli is about to go into jail, she realizes she has to learn to stand on her own two feet. Hildur possessing no skills or any practical experience tries to find work but without success. She's about to give up when by pure coincidence she lands a job selling role playing books and accessories at the local fantasy-shop Astropia. From that moment her life transforms. At Astropia Hildur is introduced to a group of nerds who give her a new outlook on life. Among them are Dagur a translator of romantic fiction, Scat a rapper who makes his nerdlyness look cool, the comic and video clerks Floki and Pesi, the violent tomboy Beta and an eight year old whizkid Snorri. Gradually unlikely friendships are formed and Hildur enters the fantasy world of role playing where she struts around in a skimpy outfit slaying Orcs and Goblins and the world of adventure starts blending... Written by Kisi

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Boring.
22 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

I was hoping for a Gus Van Sant or Inarritu style about the geek society. I guess i'm expecting too much from the cinema right now, it will take more years till this aspect will be dissected more psychologically than just the stereotype is portrayed.

Astropia is supposedly a light harted comedy about geeks. Nothing wrong with the incipit, the problem comes with the realization. Directing and editing is slightly above amateur work. The opening scene seems cut out from a TV shows and the several comic photos are, stylistically, just out of place. The movie plot is flat and uninteresting. The few comedic scenes could be funny if made right but due to the actors and directors inexperience they just drop dead. Afterall is a boring movie who could appeal to geeks just for a single view.


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