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The Size of Watermelons (1998)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  1998 (Germany)
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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,... 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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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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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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1998 (Germany)  »

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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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Largo in F Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Sheree Jeacock and Kevan McKenzie
Performed by Sheree Jeacock
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Surprising richness
22 November 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Watermelons demonstrates what can be achieved with low budget films. First class writing and acting performances aside, the universality of the theme is this film's strongest point. The universal man, somewhat naive to the world, somewhat dumb, somewhat torn by his own base desires in opposition to his intellectual growth, never-the-less holds to a dream. Although not tantalizingly close, the dream to make a filmic masterpiece IS tantalizing, and is the mountain he must climb despite distractions from within and without. That such a large theme is contained within a very average world and provides such deft entertainment speaks volumes for the abilities of writer, cast and crew.


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