‘The Strongest Man’ (unrated)

March 6, 2015 2:24 PM

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Beef (Robert Lorie), the protagonist of The Strongest Man, is a gentle giant — a bulky, muscular Cuban construction worker with a thick moustache and curly mop of hair who believes he is the strongest man in the world, even though he admits there may be other guys who are bigger than him. His best friend and co-worker is Conan (Paul Chamberlain), who lives with his Korean parents under the shadow of his overachieving older brother. Beef and Conan are an odd but likable pair, friends on the same strange vibe who like to quiz each other by asking questions such as “If you could only hear one sound for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

Beef lives in a Spartan apartment with no furniture save for the bare mattress he sleeps on. He suffers from a touch of social anxiety, and his most prized possession in the world is his BMX bike, which is painted to look like it was made out of gold and which he rides everywhere. For extra money, h...

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