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Baghead (2008)

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4 "actors" go to a cabin in the woods for the weekend to write a movie script. They talk about a relationship movie or a paper bag over the head movie. It starts with an anonymous baghead and slowly escalates.

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Complete credited cast:
Steve Zissis ... Chad
Ross Partridge ... Matt
Greta Gerwig ... Michelle
Elise Muller ... Catherine
Jett Garner Jett Garner ... Jett Garner
Cass Naumann Cass Naumann ... 'We Are Naked' Girlfriend
Jennifer Lafleur ... Festival Director
Darrell Bryant Darrell Bryant ... Pickup Truck Driver
Anthony Cristo Anthony Cristo ... Bouncer
Jen Tracy Jen Tracy ... Name Checker (as Jen Tracy Duplass)
Heather Hall Heather Hall ... Festivalgoer
David Zellner ... Festivalgoer
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Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror flick about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head -- starts to come true? Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie was shot for just over $50,000 but was sold at Sundance for "a lot more", Jay Duplass explained at SXSW 2016. Their tactic to pitch the movie was to make clear that it was going to get made anyway, no matter what. See more »

Quotes

Chad: You're like Michael Jordan, I'm Bill Lambier! I've got no game!
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Connections

References Sister Act (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

3 of Harts
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by J. Scott Howard
Cold Cold Wind (ASCAP)
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Just not my bag baby...
25 September 2011 | by pturner1010See all my reviews

So this is 'mumblecore'? This is the first 'mumblecore' film I've watched and on this evidence, it's unlikely I'll watch anymore.

I was hoping for a silly horror film parody, something similar to the recent and infinitely better Rubber featuring a nasty rubber tyre that likes to blow peoples head ups with the power of its little rubber mind.

Unfortunately, though Baghead does feature a guy who stands menacingly outside four friends' cabin in the woods with a bag on his head, it also features no surprises, not much of a script and DV cinematography that just seems downright lazy.

Beginning with a preachy bit about still being able to make good films on a very low budget, it then proceeds to prove that it doesn't matter what size your budget is, you need some likable characters and some interesting plot developments that aren't obvious about 10-20 minutes before they are revealed.

I guess this might be likable if you like 'mumblecore' films like Funny Ha Ha and In Search of a Midnight Kiss but after this I won't be in too much of a hurry to seek them out.

If you fancy an unconventional, silly horror film... go watch Rubber... NOW!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabeza de bolsa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,640, 15 June 2008

Gross USA:

$140,106

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,106
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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