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The Size of Watermelons (1996)

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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Leonard (as John Enos)
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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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The credits are violently scrached into the film and are hard to read. See more »

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Spoofs Batman (1966) See more »

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Julie
Written by Ryder Graham and Brendan McMurray
Performed by R
Courtesy of METP Records
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Watch it for the atmosphere and the music... and Paul Rudd of course
29 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

This movie has become quite hard to find lately, but if you do find it (most likely on a region 4 DVD... Australians seem to be the only ones who still care for it) then it is definitely worth watching. I majored in art and lived on the Venice beachfront for a while when I was younger, and I feel this movie captures the atmosphere of my early 20s. The plot itself is nothing to write home about, but the good performances, quirky live music and the very 90s feeling of it all more than make up for it. Also, Paul Rudd's cuteness and adorableness is at a high here.


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