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Bellflower (2011)

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Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Glodell ...
Jessie Wiseman ...
Zack Kraus ...
Keghan Hurst ...
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Bellflower follows two friends as they venture out into the world to begin their adult lives. Literally all their free time is spent building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa". While waiting for the world to end, their call to excitement comes unexpectedly when one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love. Quickly integrated into a new group of friends, they set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, infidelity and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies. Often life's simplest and most obvious truths are the hardest to see, but once you've burned everything to the ground it may be the only thing left standing. Written by Coatwolf Productions

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A love story with apocalyptic stakes.


Action | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ariza Ask  »

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Box Office


$17,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,279 (USA) (5 August 2011)


$167,242 (USA) (4 November 2011)

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Evan Glodell and Jessie Wiseman actually had to eat several live crickets during a scene where their characters meet while competing in a cricket eating contest. See more »


Woodrow and Aiden are sitting on the park bench, the Medusa behind them. The "MEDUSA" painted on the side of the car is a different type style than in every other scene. See more »


Milly: Dude, it's like a James Bond car for drunks!
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Crazy Credits

In the credit for "MEDUSA CAR RESSURECTION AND SUPERCHARGING," "resurrection" is misspelled. See more »


References Mad Max (1979) See more »


Written by Lorin Ashton and Christina Bogunovich
Performed by Bassnectar f. Tina Malia
Courtesy of Rock Steady
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emotionally messy, verges on incoherent but never gets there
12 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bellflower may not be a great film, but I am certainly intrigued by the director and this warped style. The storytelling can get mucked up most of the time, and a break happens halfway through the film where a character (or should I say characters) do things that just make the film go in a total other direction with little motivation, and it doesn't really have an ending. But for a film made for 17 grand, it's audacious as hell. The acting is generally interesting and when it goes into wild territory near the end it certainly makes an impression - I sometimes get "YOU DID THIS TO ME!" in my head at random times due to how forceful this guy delivers it. I don't know if it all works, but it looks and feels like few other films released in 2011 or any other year really. It's like a buckshot from the heart and solar plexus of a guy raised on a lot of Mad Max and mumblecore movies.

I want to see what Glodell does for his second or third film, when he matures (at least somewhat) as a director/writer/actor/flamethrower-maker. It's the highest 7 out of 10 star recommended movie in a while.

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