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Bumblefuck, USA (2011)

TV-14 | | Drama | 17 June 2011 (USA)
Distraught by her gay friend's death, a young Dutch woman travels to her dead friend's small American town to make a documentary about homosexuality in Bumblefuck USA.
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Credited cast:
Ryan Gourley Ryan Gourley ... Justin
Ryan Overton Ryan Overton
Heidi M. Sallows Heidi M. Sallows ... Jennifer
Jeff Smith Jeff Smith
Cat Smits Cat Smits ... Alexa
John Watkins John Watkins ... Lukas
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Distraught by the suicide of her gay friend Matt, Alexa travels from Amsterdam to her dead friend's small American town, hoping to uncover the reasons that led Matt to take his own life. She arrives with a backpack, her video camera and intentions to make a film about what it must be like to be gay in Bumblefuck, USA. At the end of her hot summer weeks in Bumblefuck, she's made a new special friend, clashed with others, and ultimately discovered more about herself than she could ever have imagined.

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Pointless and Pretentious
30 September 2013 | by Cedric_CatsuitsSee all my reviews

I really don't know what this film is supposed to be about, but whatever it is, it doesn't work. We have a weird Dutch girl about whom we know nothing, blagging her way round some American town and using people for her own gratification with no regard for anybody's feelings except her own. The film is punctuated with pointless interviews, the meaning of which is a mystery because they just show people talking about 'feelings' and other vague stuff too boring to mention.

Frankly the Alexa character is one of the most shallow and obnoxious I've seen. She is greedy and selfish and blatantly using people, yet (the actor has a writing credit, surprise surprise) she is portrayed through flattering camera and lighting work as some sort of heavenly body. It's all too twisted and pretentious, and it's impossible to sympathize with the character for any misfortune that befalls her.

This may appeal to immature arty types who spend too much time thinking and not enough doing, but it has no place in mainstream cinema.


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