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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  1 January 2000 (USA)
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An amnesiac youth tries to piece together his past, but what he discovers may jeopardize his future.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Paparazzo ...
Eileen Snow
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Barney Snow
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Dr. Harriman / Handyman
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Billy
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Mazzo
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Dr. Croft
Oni Faida Lampley ...
Nurse Bascam
Jeffrey Force ...
Allie Roon
Christopher Mark Petrizzo ...
Chris Ronson
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Cassie
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Samuel Ronson
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Willy / Orderly
Matthew Cavallary ...
Young Barney Snow
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Richard Snow
Joan Levy ...
Woman in Suburbs
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Barney Snow (Wood) wakes up in a hospital with no memories but his name & recurring images of a car crash. With little else to go on, he makes the place his temporary home and soon learns that all of the other residents in this youth clinic are dying from terminal illnesses - except him. When another patient, Mazzo (Perrino), asks Barney to play host for his visiting twin sister Cassie (Cook), the two strike up a fast friendship that blooms into romance and promises a fresh start for Barney. But as he gradually pieces together his fragmented memory, he begins to unravel the puzzle of his strange dreams and remember his old life. How will Barney react once he learns the truth about his own past, and what will he do when Mazzo surprises him with a difficult request for help? Written by Kay-22

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They Took His Past. She Gave Him His Future

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In the novel upon which the movie was based, 'Janeane Garofolo''s character, "The Handyman", is in fact a man. See more »

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Allie Roon: G... gr... gr... g-g-great ass.
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Interesting plot with great acting performances.
14 September 2001 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Being a fan of the three main stars (Garofalo, Wood and Cook) led me to sit down and enjoy the movie which is "The Bumblebee Flies Anyway". Though not a movie I believe would appeal to mass audiences, the brilliant performances by all the actors involved made for a great film. Set in a ward for terminally ill children, the mistake of allowing for caricatured and melodramatic emotions/relationships was thankfully not made once. The basic plot: Barney(Elijah Wood) is a volunteer for an experiment run by Dr. Harriman(Janeane Garofalo) with no memory of his past. Being the only non-terminally ill kid in the clinic, Barney is warned to remain detached, but obviously that does not happen. He develops relationships with several of his fellow patients, and those are what make this a good movie. His romance with Cassie(Rachael Leigh Cook)is especially nice for its subtlety and lack of overt sexuality. Janeane Garofalo does a wonderful job with her role as the doctor who struggles with her own advice of detachment. Any person who claims to be a fan of her's needs to see this movie, for it allows us to see just how truly capable of an actor she is. I take away from this film the following question: is a peron's identity made up of the memories we collect throughout our lifetime or the relationships we make throughout and is life worth living without a sense of that identity?


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