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  • Summary: In this sci-fi influenced romantic comedy, a young man who is insecure about his masculinity attempts to uncover the mystery of his rare genetic disorder, Zerophilia, before it transforms him into a female.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. A novel teenage comedy with an astute understanding of adolescent sexual confusion and the nebulous nature of desire, Zerophilia suggests an elastic view of gender that's alternately gleeful and terrifying.
  2. Oddest-of-the-year romantic comedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    Anyone who understands the meaning of the title or catches all the frog references scattered through writer-director Martin Curland's feature debut will have a head start understanding this confused and confusing comedy.
  4. 42
    All the nudity in Zerophilia is either prosthetic or body-doubled. Which means the sex scenes--and the feeling and meaning behind them--are just as phony.
  5. 40
    The gender-bending comedy of Billy Wilder and Blake Edwards gets a teenpic makeover in this 2005 debut feature by Martin Curland.
  6. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    30
    A case of provocative issues at the mercy of unskilled execution, Zerophilia is a psychological-horror comedy that pokes its toe into dangerous sexual waters but then scurries away.
  7. 25
    There's plenty of material here for a dark comedy, but director Martin Curland isn't up to the job. His film - like Luke - plods along, unsure of exactly what it's supposed to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mark
    Mar 1, 2007
    10
    Not only a very funny movie this picture faces sexual identity and gender issues to the extreme. Somewhat predictiable in parts I still give this movie the highest rating just on challenging the issues I mentioned earlier in such a positive fictional way.. The cast is also very easy on the eyes. Definately see this one. Expand
  2. May 20, 2013
    10
    This movie was one of the best I've seen for years.
    Not only it lets you think about gender discrimination it also was really funny.
    It has
    lots of plot twists. I saw the movie once in German and once in English. The German voice-acting was bad. But the English voices fit perfectly. The acting wasn't bad either.
    All in all It's a good film!
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  3. ElamS.
    Apr 22, 2007
    10
    This was the best movie I have seen in years. Makes you think, and has great plot twists throught the duration of the film.
  4. JoeyK.
    Apr 21, 2007
    8
    As the movie plods along, you get the feeling that the movie is as confused as the characters understandably are, but then suddenly all the commotion reveals itself to be the setup for the perfect conclusion. You feel and understand the conflict, and even as confused as everything is, it all ends up just the way it ought to. The acting is the best there is for teenage actors. The movie isn't "funny" so much as amusing and lighthearted. It's a drama, and a good one. Expand