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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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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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Color:

Color
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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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Dinner Music Interlude
Written by Robert J. Walsh (as Robert L. Walsh)
Performed by Robert J. Walsh (as Robert L. Walsh)
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Pretty Good
27 October 2008 | by marcusdean118See all my reviews

Watching this, i was not expecting much. I have to say i was pleasantly surprised. During the start of the film i was left in awe at how cool the actual set was, the cereal bar is a work of mise en scene genius. But even with an exciting set a film can still be rubbish.

Flakes is not as quirky as it looks. It's dialogue is impressive and the performances are understated and all work perfectly with the story, see Skinny Larry and Winston. There are moments that made me laugh, granted it was more of a chuckle than a hysterical laugh. The thing that strikes me the most about this movie is how well the writers formulated their characters. All very well judged with good casting in them, the only role i was left wondering about was that of Strawberry as she was pretty pointless. Christopher Lloyd is awesome in this, i read on another comment that Christopher Lloyd does his usual but if you grew up watching him as Doc, this really isn't his usual.

Good characters, good premise, original storytelling and the ever lovely Zooey Deschanel. This is worth a watch, it is not a groundbreaking concept, it will not blow your brains out, it will not keep you on the edge of your seat, however it will charm you and leave you thinking about it. Well it did for me at least.


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