Broken Gardenias is a Dark Comedy about Jenni, an orphaned semi-savant, who with the help of a street hustler named Sam, steal a car and head to Los Angeles to find Jenni's, father whom she hasn't seen or heard from since she was 6.


(as Kai Devani)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenni Madras
Sam (as Ashley Morocco)
Louis Dezseran ...
Nick the Boss
Marlyse Londe ...
Mary Jay
Maxwell Gold ...
Kai Alexander ...
Drake (as Kai Devani)


For the overly shy and timid Jenni life takes a turn when she meets the powerfully audacious Sam and the two get on the road to search for Jenni's father. The adventure starts from the moment Sam saves Jenni's life from an attempted suicide and as the two set out to LA they are faced with something more than just each other's worlds. From hitching rides to scouting the downtown LA skid row their escapades take them to places and people that eventually only bring them closer together. Written by anonymous

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22 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Így neveld a virágodat  »

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Excellent Film
24 August 2014 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I recently caught the screenings of Broken Gardenias at the Los Angeles Women's Film Festival and the Independent Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles. Being I understood the vision and direction of the film after two viewings versus having "walked out at the 3/4 mark or so", my review is in sharp contrast to the previous two I've read on here. Contrary to the opinions of the other reviewers, I found this film to be an exceptional piece of indie filmmaking, along with sending me off with a balanced variety of positive reactions. The point of this film may have been missed by others but I very much got it. By the looks of it where I'm from, so did the crowd, as everyone in the theaters showed equal appreciation upon conclusion. The film is about main character Jenni, a young woman and orphan, personified by an innocent, childlike, awkward nature. She finds herself facing a number of challenging life events and while in the midst, encounters the character of Sam who is quite the opposite- street savvy confident, and cool. The two develop a connection and thrust themselves out on a journey in search of Jenni's Father whom she hasn't seen or heard from since childhood. With only a photo in hand and a vehicle that doesn't necessarily belong to either, the two set out on a road trip where they find themselves on a roller coaster of adventures which exposes realities and at times weirdness of others that very much exists in this world. The method of storytelling and satire is both clever and endearing, in which I was able to intellectually connect. I found the film to be a great mixture of dark comedy, drama and romance. In equal parts, I credit the Writer, Actors, Director and Cinematographer with creating solid framework and a film worthy of much praise.

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