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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.

Director:

Michael Lehmann

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Stanford ... Neal Downs
Christopher Lloyd ... Willie
Ryan Donowho ... Skinny Larry
Carol Sutton ... Miss Lucille
Zooey Deschanel ... Miss Pussy Katz
Frank Wood ... Bruce
B.J. Hopper B.J. Hopper ... Old Tom
Jane Brody ... Tourist Woman
Keir O'Donnell ... Stuart
Brent Kirkpatrick Brent Kirkpatrick ... R Cafe Lead Singer
Izabella Miko ... Strawberry
Walter Breaux Walter Breaux ... Homeless Man
Tony Molino Tony Molino ... Police Officer
Margaret Lawhon Margaret Lawhon ... News Reporter
Maria Mason ... Woman Customer
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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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Taglines:

A tasty tale of love and war!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

IFC Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Хлопья See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$476, 23 December 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$778, 23 December 2007
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Trivia

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 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Technicolor Angel
Written by Leigh Roberts
Performed by Leigh Roberts
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More fit for a sitcom I probably wouldn't watch
30 April 2007 | by adamdonagheySee all my reviews

Michael Lehmann's new film, Flakes, could have been a quirky comedy, centered on a new type of concept "cereal" bar. Instead, it tries too hard to be a romantic comedy with a quirky setting, and unfortunately, doesn't really deliver anything romantic or comedic. I mean, the setting really is great. And the overlying plot--young entrepreneur threatens to Starbuck over a local establishment with a local following--might have worked, if the film had been completely different.

But instead of focusing on the fact that these guys live, eat and breathe cereal, Lehmann decides to cliché it all up by introducing the same old, badly written girl-wants-slackerboy-to-quit working-his-dead-end-job-and-focus-on-his-aspiring-music-career theme. And because of this, we never really get to learn that much about cereal, or what great toys come out of cereal boxes, or really anything cool at all. We do get some slack-off acting and a shameful appearance by Christopher Lloyd. All-in-all, it's a waste of time and plays more like a badly written sitcom than an actual feature film.


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