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The Secret Lives Of Dorks (2013/Cinedigm DVD)

Picture: C Sound: C Extras: D Film: C+

Payton is high school's biggest loser and dork, your typical high school nerd who dreams of somehow getting the most popular girl in school. He lives in his fantasy world of comics rather than the real world ...and he is hopelessly in love with the school's hottest cheerleader, Carrie. Despite his determined (and epic fail) advances, Carrie feels otherwise and wants Payton to stop hounding her, so she cooks up plans to hook him up with the school biggest female dork, Samantha. But then... not everything goes as planned in The Secret Lives Of Dorks (2013).

When Carrie proposes an idea for him to man up and date another girl, he'll take what he can get just so that he can have some sort of relationship/friend with Carrie (even if he's not going out with her). From first date to first kiss, Payton learns dating is more than looks and boobs, and that both girls and boys have to look deeper than appearances and Carrie learns that she might be beautiful on the outside, but it is nothing if she is not beautiful on the inside.

This film was your usual underdog character with high school comedy and drama (kinda looks and reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite). Most of the film is comical situations the main character gets into, but in the end it reminds people that no one is really perfect and relationships aren't either, only when we meet the right person we are perfect for each other, mistakes and all included. Jim Belushi and Jennifer Tilly also star.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image has a phony, soft digital look to it, the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is flat and there are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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