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Achilles Pumpkinseed
Kiersten Morgan ...
Persephone
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Ex-Wife
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Steve Shields ...
Patroclus
Mike Ivy ...
Homer
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Creon
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Mother
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Dave Evans ...
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Gregg Strouse ...
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Peyton Golub ...
Young Achilles
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Newly divorced, Achilles Pumpkinseed lives alone in the house left to him by his deceased mother. Depressed and adrift, he spends his days smoking pot and watching television, usually alone but sometimes with his equally rootless friend Patroclus. Although he owns a small business, Achilles cannot face working any more than he can muster the energy to deal with the world he used to be a part of. Then one day, an unexpected visitor named Homer shows up at Achilles' doorstep, bearing an unusual gift: an old dilapidated camping trailer painted like a child's image of a watermelon. Insisting that delivering this improbable gift to Achilles is his "mission", sworn to at knife-point for the young man's hated stepfather Creon, Homer forces Achilles to accept the bizarre object. As fate would have it, the Watermelon acts as a magnet, luring all manner of oddball humanity to Achilles' home - a flaky artist, a pushy photo-journalist, a pedantic television reporter, and even the ghost of his ... Written by Brad Mays, Director

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A film about how really weird stuff can happen.

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Only one word of dialogue was changed from the original screenplay. The word "adamant" was replaced with "adamantine". See more »

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Definitely worth watching!
14 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alright! Finally watched The Watermelon. Held on to it until a friend could watch with me. We laughed at the funny stuff , and really got into it. It is a really fine movie. The Watermelon theme worked well as plot device, but was not overdone. The acting was great.

Kiersten Morgan and Elyse Ashton were fantastic! Elyse especially shines here. Steve Shields did a fair imitation of Jack Black as Patroclus. Hemmingson's dialogue was real, never strained.

Really enjoyed watching it; would recommend it to anyone. Funny and quirky; I was a little bit reminded of Kill Bill and There's Something About Mary. My friend is a big Hitchcock fan and she thought she saw some of his ideas at play. Very well done.


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