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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 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

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Trivia

The homeless extras were recruited from local homeless shelters. See more »

Quotes

Ashton Hale: Having a 300 IQ is kind of like having a twenty-inch dick. I mean it's real impressive, but when you get right down to it there's not a whole lot of it you can actually use.
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References The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964) See more »

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Otis
Written by Michael Wayne Jones
Performed by Wayne Jones
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A funny, sweet film about a pretty unique venue.
23 January 2009 | by evans-comma-jSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this. It's a fun, quirky flick with a fun, quirky cast, and the music/set was very well done. The two leads, Aaron Stanford and Zooey Deschanel, had great chemistry and both carried their roles with style and skill; Deschanel is hilariously adorable as always, and Stanford gives his character, Neal, a lovable, believable charm. The concept itself is quite cool as well, I thought; what other movie is about competing *cereal bars*? While the "Franchises = BAD" message is sort of smacked in your face throughout the film, it's definitely worth the occasional eyeroll. Basically, if you're looking for a movie that will make you laugh out loud, have you rooting for a happy ending and leave you smiling when it's over, 'Flakes' is for you.


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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:

$311, 23 December 2007

Gross USA:

$778

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$778
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