Super (2010)

IMDb 6.7

“Super” is a superhero comedy-drama film that was released in 2010. The movie is directed by James Gunn and stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, and Kevin Bacon.

The plot of the movie revolves around a man named Frank Darbo, played by Rainn Wilson, who is a short-order cook and a devout Christian. After his wife, played by Liv Tyler, leaves him for a drug dealer named Jacques, played by Kevin Bacon, Frank becomes disillusioned with his life and decides to become a superhero known as the Crimson Bolt.

With the help of a young comic book store employee named Libby, played by Ellen Page, Frank sets out to fight crime and bring Jacques to justice. However, his efforts are complicated by his own lack of training and the violent methods he employs to achieve his goals.

The movie is a dark and satirical take on the superhero genre, with a strong emphasis on character development and themes of self-discovery and redemption. The performances of Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, and Kevin Bacon are particularly strong, bringing depth and complexity to their respective roles.

Overall, “Super” was well-received by critics, who praised the movie’s subversive take on the superhero genre and the performances of the cast. The movie was a commercial disappointment, grossing just over $400,000 worldwide.

Duration: 96 min.


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