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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.





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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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 »


[last lines]
Chad: Goodnight, movie girlfriend.
Michelle: Goodnight.
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References Liar Liar (1997) See more »


3 of Harts
Written and Performed by J. Scott Howard
Cold Cold Wind (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

Swear on your left gonad that you will not have sex with Michelle.
5 July 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Is Mumblecore an accepted genre? There are still films being made that feature twenty-somethings and their relationships in low budget, often with hand-held digital camera. the Duplass brothers, Jay and Mark, writers and directors of this film, are solid in the mumblecore camp.

Here we have a mumblecore dramedy that has a horror aspect. It is not a horror film.

Chad (Steve Zissis) wants to hook up with Michelle (Greta Gerwig), Michelle wants Matt (Ross Partridge), and Catherine (Elise Muller - Revamped, Vampire Lesbian Kickboxers) is worried about her clicking clock.

They all head to a cabin in the woods to write a script. they kick around ideas, but don't get anywhere until Michelle sees someone with a bag over their head.

They joke around, thinking it is the others kidding around. But they start to write a script using the baghead idea.

It gets funny as Michelle strips thinking it is Matt. When she then tries to scare Catherine thinking it was her, and they all deny it, they really freak. But, they still play the game on each other until Chad swears he sees the baghead while they are all standing together.

The ending is not what you expect unless you are familiar with the genre.

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Release Date:

22 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,640, 15 June 2008

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1.85 : 1
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