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  • Summary: When hard times hit a small mining town, Power doesn't wish for riches; he only wishes that he'd learned to play drums. But his father could never afford to buy him a drum set, so Power has embraced the next best thing: air drumming. More than just a rock'n'roll comedy, Adventures of Power is an epic fable about the American Dream--about making something out of nothing, and trusting in your own heartbeat as a way of changing the world. (Variance Films) Expand
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  1. Forgive the film its "Napoleon Dynamite" overquirk; a loving god is watching all, genuflected to on bedroom-wall posters and seen in the film's final five minutes--and if you're not a Rush fan, this is not your movie
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    Absurdist underdog yarn that feels positively Martian in its brand of tom-tomfoolery. Like a "Saturday Night Live" sketch gone on too long, Ari Gold's feature debut will tax unsuspecting viewers, while sending those on Gold's special wavelength into seizures of delight.
  3. Sprinkled with moderately amusing comic moments, but basically your enjoyment of this film will be proportional to your tolerance for the one-joke phenomenon of air drumming.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    50
    The film--despite some successful goofs and a defiantly dorky Phil Collins tribute--can't quite win for trying.
  5. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    50
    As a spoof of against-all-odds sports movies, "Power" has its moments. But for most of its running time, it buys into the feel-good formula, aiming to blend silliness and social issues into an inspirational tale
  6. Mostly, though, you'll appreciate Grenier, who approaches this minor project with hilarious and generous abandon.
  7. 25
    Barely watchable, despite the presence of such pros as Michael McKean and Jane Lynch.

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  1. Sheena`
    Oct 11, 2009
    10
    This was a very funny movie that captured a lot of ground in a creative setting. There was lots to laugh at but the overall meaning of the movie will touch each individual in a different way. There was a universal side that was the icing on the cake for me because this film brought me back to my childhood memories. The message that I got from the movie and the Q&A portion afterwards was, as long as you have a dream and faith all goals are possible. It also refers to what we face today with the layoffs & how big corporate giants try to bully the underdog. But as we see in real life every bully eventually has his day. Ari & Adrian completed each other in the movie & in person @ the Q&A which made me love it even more...this is a must see movie. It will have you in tears from laughter & tears for the accomplishments made in the movie & for the movie. Good luck to the cast & crew! This movie was made independently, so the more support you show the more Advertures Power will have!!!! Collapse
  2. RobertS
    Oct 16, 2009
    10
    Funny, well written/ Went to see it twice.