What a quirky little movie. It is a movie that seems to be born completely out of quirk. Without quirk there would be no movie. Granted, there is not anything explicitly wrong with quirk, the question is: "How much quirk is too much quirk?" Fortunately, this movie does not take it overboard. With that said, it probably could have used a more even distribution of its total quirk amount, as it seems to have bunched up in a few areas throughout, leaving some parts a little on the dull side. The movie is called Griff the Invisible and brings together two quirky individuals in the name of potential love. I will now attempt to avoid the use of "quirk."
Griff the Invisible joins the burgeoning sub-genre of the superhero film that is not a parody of the genre but a look at the idea of regular people wearing the costume and fighting evil when they aren't working their day jobs. It joins such movies as Kick Ass, Defendor, and Super and combines it with quirky character movies such as Eagle vs. Shark and Napoleon Dynamite. I even detect touches of Observe and Report, but without the medication.
Griff (True Blood's Ryan Kwanten) is an office worker by day and costumed hero by night. When he is at the office, he is quiet, unassuming, seemingly lacking in social skills, and the target of office jerk Tony (Toby Schmitz). Once the work day ends, he spends his free time using a bunch of high tech gear to monitor the neighborhood. When danger is spotted, Griff leaps into action and appears on the streets in a rubber suit. He sees himself something of a cross between Batman and Spider-Man, taking a great deal of responsibility upon himself for what he is doing.
The other half of the equation is Melody (Maeve Dermody). She is a socially awkward girl who is obsessed with the space between atoms and the possibility of walking through walls. When we meet her, she is dating Tim, Griff's older brother who recently moved back to town seemingly to keep an eye on him. However, it is plainly clear that Melody is meant to be with Griff. In the socially awkward office worker Griff, she sees a kindred spirit.