It’s rare to see a movie that doesn’t portray geek & nerd stereotypes that Big Bang Theory has reinforced since its inception. Too often are we played up as two dimensional characters whose purpose is purely for comedy, usually at the expense of our culture. That’s where writer / co-director Andrew Mathews comes in and shines a light on a group of table top players who fit the roles that real players know all too well.
Filled with deep references only a 10th level Wizard would know, Zero Charisma is a comedy that pokes fun at its characters without making fun of them, at the same time addressing personal issues among friends and challenging issues to geek culture. In the film, Scott, a self-obsessed and rageful 30-something, has been GM’ing a weekly gaming group for years. Over that time he has forged a story of epic proportions, so epic in fact that it is the only thing that matters in his life.