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The Size of Watermelons (1997)

Alex is the definition of loser. He has no, nor has he ever had, friends. His life has no direction and he has a stupid haircut. While attending the Venice Beach Art School, he meets Lizzy,... See full summary »

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Alex
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Gnome
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Maggie
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Patrick (as Donovan Leitch)
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Lizzie
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Leonard (as John Enos)
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Eddie
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Young Alex
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Kim
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Skinhead
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Alex is the definition of loser. He has no, nor has he ever had, friends. His life has no direction and he has a stupid haircut. While attending the Venice Beach Art School, he meets Lizzy, Patrick and Gnome, who become his friends. When Alex figures out he should make a movie, he decides to do an "alternative political documentary in black and white" about Gnomes struggle to free Hawaii. He hires some brain dead film students and meets the girl of his dreams and he's all ready to make his movie. Until the first scheduled shooting date when Gnome, who has the budget, turns up missing. Written by Beaumont-4

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Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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17 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Groß wie Wassermelonen  »

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Alex: Well, Quentin Tarantino said "I didn't go to film school, I went to films."
Patrick: Yeah, but Quentin Tarantino eats my ass.
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Credits play over old stock footage of Hawaiian dancers. See more »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Teenage Girl Song
Written & Performed by Marissa Ribisi and The Chocolate Donut
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boring boring boring
6 January 2005 | by (istanbul, turkey) – See all my reviews

It starts like a fine goof movie, but the more you watch the more you feel like you will have an headache because of the endless dialogs and inner speeches.

That's OK to have too many dialogs in a movie about people who just talk but do nothing, but i would really prefer to see something really going on other then just listening. What I mean is, you hear the guys mention about playing pool to make some money once or twice, but you actually see them playing pool to the end of the film. Or you see the Alex guy talking to Lizzy about how he supported her about her career choice, but you just wish you had seen a scene about it. After all, you watch a movie to see things are happening, not listening, right?

I think acting was good, but I'm not very sure about directing. I understand the director has experimented some weird angles, but sometimes it becomes disturbing as it was in the pool game scene I've just mentioned above.


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