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Flakes (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 March 2007 (USA)
A cereal bar manager with dreams of making it big as a rock star, is admired by the locals in town until a greedy capitalist steals his entrepreneurial business.

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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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$778 (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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References Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

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Could be Anything
Written by Greg Gauthreaux, Brian Waits, Ashlin Phillips, Grant Widmer & Ted Jayner
Performed by The Eames Era
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Fun odd little flick
12 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this at the SXSW film festival and found it pretty damn fun. The dialog is kludgey in spots, and I'm not sure they sold the romantic relationship between the two leads well enough, but there are some funny, clever moments with the main story about the competing cereal bars, and the concept itself I thought was fun. Christopher Lloyd has a few nice moments here and there. Deschanel is a blast as always. A curious thing to note, but I liked the set design/art direction quite a bit. Gave the competing venues a real personality of their own. There's still no word on distribution, but I'm hopeful that a good reception at SXSW will give it some momentum in that direction.


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