MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,502 this week

Box Elder (2008)

 -  Comedy  -  3 March 2008 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 233 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 10 critic

Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1838 titles
created 13 Oct 2011
 
a list of 68 titles
created 27 Feb 2012
 
a list of 240 titles
created 02 Mar 2012
 
a list of 378 titles
created 12 Sep 2012
 
a list of 1998 titles
created 16 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Box Elder" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Box Elder (2008)

Box Elder (2008) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Box Elder.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Book of Love (1990)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A friend delivers John Twiller greetings from a long gone high school girlfriend. This makes him open his school's yearbook - his "Book of Love" - and remember the old times, way back in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Shaye
Stars: Chris Young, Keith Coogan, Aeryk Egan
100 Girls (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This sexy, teen-comedy is about a freshman, Matthew, at college who meets his dream girl in a dorm elevator during a blackout. He never sees her face, but instantly falls in love. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Davis
Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James DeBello
High Road (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

High Road showcases a totally improvised script about Glenn "Fitz" Fitzgerald (James Pumphery), a young man whose loyalties are split among his band, his girlfriend Monica (Abby Elliott) ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Walsh
Stars: Kathryn Burns, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Coleman
Quick Change (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray
Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid
Off the Black (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nolte) gets a younger friend (Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.

Director: James Ponsoldt
Stars: Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Hutton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Four guys, one camera, and their experience chronicling the exhilarating and terrifying rite of passage: losing your virginity. As these guys help their buddy get laid, they'll have to ... See full summary »

Directors: Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland
Stars: Matt Bennett, Zack Pearlman, Krysta Rodriguez
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On the last day before summer vacations Michael receives a glowing, but anonymous, love-letter. He suspects, or better: hopes, it's from Deborah, the girl he's after since a while, but who ... See full summary »

Director: David Greenwalt
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston
Dark Horse (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Christopher Walken
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Todd Sklar
Stars: Alex Rennie, Hiedi Arni, Cheryl Black
Ca$h Cab (TV Series 2005)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Contestants unknowingly climb into a cab and try to win money by answering questions correctly on the way to their desired location.

Stars: Ben Bailey, Alejandra, Jennifer Cody
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two recent college graduates, Anne, an ambitious law student and Amir, an aimless escalator attendant and aspiring sculptor move into a 300 square foot apartment and try to start a life ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Peterson
Stars: Susan Burke, Stephen Gurewitz, Alex Karpovsky
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Laura Glaser
Kyle Ayers ...
Phil Ryerson
...
Jason Franks
David Crespy ...
Dudley Ginsberg
Chad Haas ...
Brad Fletcher
Chris Nester ...
Frank Brouillette
...
Robby 'Couv' McGovern
Nick Renkoski ...
Nick Becker
Alex Rennie ...
Alex Rennie
Amy Shaw ...
Sarah Sampsons
...
Annoying Guy
Jeff Sklar ...
That Guy
Todd Sklar ...
John Scott
Brian Sturgill ...
Matt Vaggey
Ross Taylor ...
Max Hennessey
Edit

Storyline

Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation that thinks big, talks fast, and threatens to change the world, Box Elder is an unapologetic portrait of a youth movement at odds with its own ambivalence, exposing a generation defined by privilege, potential, and self-induced paralysis. The film follows four best friends through their last years of college. Dependant on their parents financially, and on each other emotionally, they spend their time sleeping in, hanging out, and eating lots of sandwiches. Using break-ups and re-occurring scholastic failures to impose a quarter-life crisis, they take turns postponing responsibility, avoiding accountability, and looking for someone or something to substantiate their lives, all the while hedging their bets and mastering the art of treading water and getting away with it. It's a collegiate love letter. Written by TS

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The great American bromance. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Other than an Arri interview kit, and 6 portable fluorescent lights, every light on set was built by hand from wood and electrical parts bought at a hardware store. See more »

Goofs

At the Halloween party, Zack Bills is wearing a red devil horns clip-on. The horns disappear and reappear in one shot to the next. See more »

Crazy Credits

Mike Mohan's special thanks is bigger than everyone else's and get it's own title card. On the special edition DVD, director Todd Sklar often mentions Mohan's contributions to the film as a friend and peer in addition to his color correcting. See more »

Connections

References Vanilla Sky (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You have to hate life to not like this movie
21 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's rare that you find a movie that can make you laugh out loud 10-12 times before the credits roll. It's even rarer to find one that manages to you giggling inbetween those laughs, and also has enough of a story to make you look in the mirror and question more than your outfit. And for less than $70K? Fuget about it. The acting is strong. The film-making is stronger. And it doesn't look or feel like a low budget independent film. Not to mention the overall tone of the piece is just so dead on. It almost seems like they let this movie make itself to a certain extent. Like the ship was built, the course was set, but the captain was smart enough to let the wind do the steering and his sailors do the sailing. I don't know how to swim.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
FINALLY, a movie that shares my love of sandwiches! gandhi_gimp
Music Question TheUncannyHavok
Trailer tssnpc
criterion collection release date mistertopps
living in misery's take on Box Elder comoprozac
Think Outside of the Box (Elder) minbrinner
Discuss Box Elder (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?