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Café (2011)

TV-14 | | Drama | 11 October 2011 (USA)
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When tragedy strikes the community surrounding a cafe in West Philadelphia, the cafe's regulars come to realize how intertwined their lives truly are.






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Cast overview, first billed only:
Avatar / Craig
Dealer / Glenn
Earth Mother
Garrett Hendricks ...
Addict / Tommy (as Garrett Lee Hendricks)
Movie Woman
Movie Man
Sally (as Alexa Vega)
Agro Mother


A good-hearted musician struggles to find a way to tell his beautiful barista coworker that he loves her, despite the fact that she is in a relationship. Meanwhile, regulars and customers at the café where they work have their own problems and encounters. A police officer keeps his eye on his wayward cousin, who owes money to a charismatic dealer, and a married man contemplates his relationship with a good-looking new acquaintance. However, one customer believes he is in fact the main character in a computer simulation of modern life, set in the microcosm of the café, all designed by a young girl. Written by Anonymous

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Butterfly Café  »

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The film takes place almost exclusively inside a real working West Philadelphia café. See more »


While Elly is sitting at a table talking to Avatar, the lighted logo on Avatar's MacBook computer goes dim, however, his screen is still lit. On this computer the back light for the screen is what lights the Apple logo. The lighted logo goes on and off during the conversation even though his screen is never turned off when we see it. See more »


Movie Man: This morning I intended to just keep on driving right past where I was going and just keep going into the wild blue yonder, and I ended up at the movies, which is kinda like running away without risking anything.
Movie Woman: The wild blue yonder sounds like fun.
Movie Man: I'm still thinking of going. You want to go?
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Written by Brent Knopf
Performed by Ramona Falls
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A Special Class of Film
16 November 2013 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

I occasionally find these movies that most people won't have heard of and will have no interest to see, yet shine as gems in their own right. The criteria I use for determining when these small, indie films make my list is that they take a risk and show a level of creativity that mainstream films have abandoned. Recently I have found an interesting class of these films that I call the indie film with the unexpected sci-fi twist. Café is one of these.

I didn't read the reviews or know the tagline to be forewarned what this movie is about. I have to say, not only was I intrigued, but extremely pleasantly surprised. I am not going to rehash the details of the plot but suffice it to say, if you are a movie lover sitting at home looking for a pleasant way to stretch your imagination and spawn a post viewing discussion, this one is for you.

Recently I found two others I considered similar in this class of film. "Safety not Guaranteed" and "The Sound of My Voice" were two other films that fell into this personal class of interesting film. Take the plunge and try these original films!

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