Movies To Watch: Griff the Invisible
Posted on May 19th, 2012

So long story short, I tried branching off a while back and expanding the nature of my website and online presence to include random things and movie reviews via Tumblr. Needless to say, it sort of fell by the wayside. As someone who is trying to write, maintain a website with two blogs (this one and my Blogger that features all of my creative works), and a presence on Twitter and Facebook, adding one more element to the mix like Tumblr proved to be too much. Put on top of that a typical 40 hour work week, I often find it hard to balance my creative life (this world), my work life, and my personal life.

One of the things I did enjoy with Tumblr was doing movie reviews on films I’ve seen recently. Again, a little too much to maintain, but as someone whose movie knowledge far exceeds my literary and writing knowledge, I think it’s a big part of the creative world I want this site to be. So to compromise, I’m going to restrict myself to movie recommendations rather than a full on blog post review.  Not only does to provide fresh new content for my website, but allows me to continue to share what entertains and inspires me as a writer and creator. And yes, maybe this is a little too much behind the curtain stuff, but I’m not famous… yet, so why not share a little extra (or too much) to you select few—whoever you are?


I stumbled upon ‘Griff the Invisible’ on Netflix Instant Queue a few days ago. Without going off on too much of a tangent, the actual instant movie selection on Netflix is pretty slim, so I’ve mostly been looking for interesting documentaries and random kung fu action movies for when I’m avoiding writing, but I saw this movie as something random and quirky. Also, being an Australian movie I thought I’d check it out as I haven’t seen too many Australian movies.  It’s labeled as a comedy and has Ryan Kwanten (‘True Blood’) playing a real-life superhero à la ‘Kick-Ass’ or so I thought, but it is definitely more heartwarming than goofy or action-packed—a fresh surprise to my late night Friday.

I really enjoy movies like this that take quirky and unusual characters that you can sometimes relate to (me probably too much in this one) and put them up front and center. This is a great movie about believing in yourself and who you are, no matter what the world may think. As a writer and creative type whose brain and imagination sometimes gets a little too crazy, often taking me outside this world, I highly recommend this movie.

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