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Flakes (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  10 March 2007 (USA)
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Aspiring rock musician Neal Downs manages a cereal bar. Stylish Miss Pussy Katz is the creator of radically-themed art clothing. When the cereal bar, brings in an offbeat crew of locals, ... See full summary »

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Aspiring rock musician Neal Downs manages a cereal bar. Stylish Miss Pussy Katz is the creator of radically-themed art clothing. When the cereal bar, brings in an offbeat crew of locals, who debate the arcana of cereal history and ideal milk/flake ratios, an aspiring capitalist rips off their concept. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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$476 (USA) (21 December 2007)

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The homeless extras were recruited from local homeless shelters. See more »

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Miss Pussy Katz: There is no such thing as just a job. Anything that takes up your time takes up your life. What if you never do anything that you think is important?
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Limited comedy
27 November 2013 | by (Huddersfield, England) – See all my reviews

Flakes is a diner with a difference. Owned by Willie B (Christopher Lloyd) and managed by aspiring musician, Neal Downs (Aaron Stanford), Flakes serves only breakfast cereals to its customers with many being highly sought varieties. Neal's girlfriend Pussy Katz (Zooey Deschanel) is eager for Neal to finish a record and start pushing himself forward as a musician. She offers to work at Flakes and free up some time for him to complete the record but although Neal hires her he instantly fires her. It's a decision he comes to regret within about 2 minutes.

An opportunistic customer has popped into Flakes and explored the possibility of them franchising, something Willie and Neal are not interested in. Very soon, a rival flakes business opens across the street and it is here that Pussy Katz decides to head in search of new employment. She and Neal insist on being professional but she is determined to put her rival out of business and leave Neal with nothing to do but finally finish his record. It's all out war with breakfast cereals! Which business will survive? Will Neal and Pussy Katz see their relationship fall apart?

Flakes is a decent little comedy with a quirky cast and lots of cereal. It's always great to see Christopher Lloyd and he doesn't disappoint as the owner of Flakes though his work ethic is questionable to say the least. Stanford and Deschanel are also pretty good in the leads. The film has its amusing moments but by the end it's just a quite good effort rather than being a comedy that you will remember for a long time.

Flakes is certainly not groundbreaking but it does have some charm about it. The idea of a diner serving only cereal is appealing enough but once the novelty of that idea has worn off the film is a pretty standard romantic comedy with a very predictable ending. A must for cereal fans though.


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