To the young people of Ellington the Supermarket was many different things. Another home, a place they'd known as long as they can remember. A one-of-a-kind place to work, build friendships and have as much fun as possible without getting caught. The heart of their town, a farming community with more cows than people and the last outpost for Rockwell's America. But this summer Ellington, the Supermarket, and the young people who cared for it the most will grow up. A modern day Capraesque tale about growing into adulthood in small town USA, 'The Supermarket' is a story of laughter, love, old rivalries, coming home for the summer, barely functional cars, small triumphs and tragic loss, late-night lawbreaking, fearing the future, food fights, standing together, and finding your place in the world. Written by
This summer watch small town America grow up
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, Matt Jenkins
, Dave Therrien
, Pat Tanner
, and Brian Madore
first began discussing making a film about Ellington Supermarket in 2004, originally only intending to make a basic comedy re-enacting the countless anecdotes and exploits they all had from their years at the store. But, mirroring the plot of the film, the issue of suburban sprawl burst upon the town shortly thereafter as a big box chain store threatened to build on a farm beside the Ellington Supermarket. As debate raged throughout town and longtime residents began to fear for the future of the Ellington, the filmmakers decided to make their movie a rallying cry, a message to the people of the town to stand against the overdevelopment. See more
[showing off electric razor
Sixteen blades. My jugular just spurts blood with happiness.
Every supporting character's name is followed by a parenthetical note of their department within the Supermarket. Following Tom Schall's credit as "Hobo" is the department tag of "(United Bums Local 501)." See more
Thrown Out (Instrumental Version)
Written and Performed by Three Day Threshold See more