Idiots and Angels (2008)





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Awards:2 wins

Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Won Festival Award Feature Film
Bill Plympton
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2009 Won International Fantasy Film Award Best Film
Bill Plympton

Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The wings make him do good deeds, contrary to his nature. He desperately tries to rid himself of the good wings, but eventually finds himself fighting those who view the wings as their ticket to fame and fortune.

“Idiots and Angels” is a dark comedy about a man’s battle for his soul.
Angel, a selfish and morally bankrupt man, wakes up one morning with wings on his back. He tries to hide them, but eventually everyone at Bart’s Bar, where he hangs out, discovers them and ridicules him about his bizarre appendages.
Angel visits a doctor to try to have the wings removed, and the doctor realizes that the wings could be his ticket to fame and fortune. But before the doctor can remove the wings, Angel escapes from his office in fear.
As Angel tries to adapt to the wings, he discovers that now that he can fly, he has greater opportunities to abuse others. However, the wings seem to have a will of their own, and they foil all of his greedy plans.
After Angel cuts off the wings with a chain saw, his life returns to normal - except, the next day, as he sits at the bar, Bart the bartender needs the wings to boost business at the bar. So, he fights with his beautiful blonde wife, knowing that the good wings will come to her rescue. Sure enough, the wings instantly grow back, and Angel takes the frightened blonde away to the clouds, where they fall in love.
Unfortunately, when they return to the bar, Bart is waiting with a gun and the doctor, and he shoots Angel in a jealous fit. The blonde is overcome with panic and leaves the bar, as the doctor surgically removes the wings and sews them onto Bart’s back.
Bart fights the will of the wings with manacles, and flies over all the other bars in town, dropping bombs to ensure that he has the only drinking establishment in town. Now, Bart’s bar is raking in the money, and Bart wants to get his lost wife back - as he forces his romantic and sexual attention on her, she fights back. The struggle becomes violent, and out of Bart’s stomach emerges a re-born Angel.
The two winged men fight a battle royale of good vs. evil as all the bar patrons look on. When all the burn-victim customers realize that Bart is the terrorist that destroyed all their favorite watering holes, they all gang up on him too, and evil Bart is incinerated in his own back room, where he stored all his weapons and explosives.
Finally, Angel and the blonde end up in bed, and the wings detach themselves and fly away, to rescue some other misguided soul.