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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 (as Joe Perrino)
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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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Billy: You're the normal one, right? The one who doesn't die in the end?
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And people with money keep greenlighting things....
10 June 2002 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

Really, there isnt much to say about this one. So why say anything at all? I don't know. What I do know is that I felt nothing for this film. It contained an incredibly awkward kissing scene between Elijah and Rachel Leigh Cook. I had to look away. I still don't understand why their characters felt so passionately about one another. This kiss seemingly came out of nowhere. Boom. I cannot comprehend why people like Janeane G. and Elijah W. would sign on to it. Perhaps the script changed mid-shoot, or the script looked like a good idea on paper. For some reason I don't want to assign blame to anyone but the writer and director. Correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure this is the third movie with Elijah Wood in it that involves a) a junkyard and b) building something from that junkyard (see The War and Radio Flyer for further examples of this). Perhaps his character also jumps on or off a bicycle mid-pedal too (cf. Deep Impact, Radio Flyer, Flipper). Why have I seen so many EW movies? I have deep respect for Frodo. But I have to say, I wouldnt even rent this one.


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