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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A tasty tale of love and war!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

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

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 Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Eatin' You
Lyrics by Chris Poche
Music by Mark Hart
Inspired by The Pleasure Club
Performed by Aaron Stanford, Steve Dudas, Mark Hart, Grant W. Curry & Rick Moors, Greg Hicks, Samantha Murphy & Camille Davis-Steed
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User Reviews

 
Skip the movie, and just have a bowl of cereal. You'll be much more satisfied.
8 April 2010 | by lewiskendellSee 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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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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