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 »
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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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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