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Flakes (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 March 2007 (USA)
A cereal bar manager with dreams of making it big as a rock star, is admired by the locals in town until a greedy capitalist steals his entrepreneurial business.

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Storyline

Aspiring rock musician Neal Downs manages a cereal bar. Stylish Miss Pussy Katz is the creator of radically-themed art clothing. When the cereal bar, brings in an offbeat crew of locals, who debate the arcana of cereal history and ideal milk/flake ratios, an aspiring capitalist rips off their concept. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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A tasty tale of love and war!

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Comedy

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Not Rated

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Opening Weekend USA:

$476, 23 December 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$778, 23 December 2007
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Aaron Stanford (Neal Downs) and Christopher Lloyd (Willie) appeared on the television show 12 Monkeys (2015). They played James Cole and The Missionary, respectively. See more »

Quotes

Miss Pussy Katz: There is no such thing as just a job. Anything that takes up your time takes up your life. What if you never do anything that you think is important?
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Connections

References Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

The Freakies Song
Words and Music by Jackie End, Neil Warner & Larry Levinson
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Skip the movie, and just have a bowl of cereal. You'll be much more satisfied.
8 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

Flakes is more dry and boring than any bowl of cereal could ever be. I've enjoyed many a hipster indie movie, but all the quirky characters in the world can't save a movie that's dull and devoid of any entertainment value, whatsoever.

I think the movie was attempting an Empire Records-type vibe, where you're introduced to a few off-beat characters, and then grow to care about their lives over the course of the movie. That certainly didn't happen. Every character was annoyingly "different", and the viewer is never given any reasons to grow attached to them. They never become anything more than arbitrarily alternative caricatures. I normally love Zooey Deschanel (she's the reason I watched the movie), but she's just as un-appealing in this as everyone else. This may sound harsh, but Flakes was a complete failure. Don't waste your time with it. 


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