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The Watermelon (2008)

Newly divorced, Achilles Pumpkinseed lives alone in the house left to him by his deceased mother. Depressed and adrift, he spends his days smoking pot and watching television, usually alone... See full summary »


Brad Mays




Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Beinbrink ... Achilles Pumpkinseed
Kiersten Morgan Kiersten Morgan ... Persephone
Elyse Ashton ... Ex-Wife
Julia Aks ... Artist (as Julia Rose Aks)
Steve Shields Steve Shields ... Patroclus
Mike Ivy ... Homer
Bob Golub ... Creon
Willow Hale ... Mother
Holly Anderson ... Television Reporter
Gayle James ... Photojournalist
Volt Francisco ... Thanatos
Dave Evans Dave Evans ... Judge
Gregg Strouse Gregg Strouse ... Cop #1
Drew Fitzsimmons Drew Fitzsimmons ... Cop #2
Peyton Golub Peyton Golub ... Young Achilles


Newly divorced, Achilles Pumpkinseed lives alone in the house left to him by his deceased mother. Depressed and adrift, he spends his days smoking pot and watching television, usually alone but sometimes with his equally rootless friend Patroclus. Although he owns a small business, Achilles cannot face working any more than he can muster the energy to deal with the world he used to be a part of. Then one day, an unexpected visitor named Homer shows up at Achilles' doorstep, bearing an unusual gift: an old dilapidated camping trailer painted like a child's image of a watermelon. Insisting that delivering this improbable gift to Achilles is his "mission", sworn to at knife-point for the young man's hated stepfather Creon, Homer forces Achilles to accept the bizarre object. As fate would have it, the Watermelon acts as a magnet, luring all manner of oddball humanity to Achilles' home - a flaky artist, a pushy photo-journalist, a pedantic television reporter, and even the ghost of his ... Written by Brad Mays, Director

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A film about how really weird stuff can happen.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

26 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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LightSong Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


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Only one word of dialogue was changed from the original screenplay. The word "adamant" was replaced with "adamantine". See more »


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Weird for the sake of being weird
20 August 2009 | by qtpil13See all my reviews

A simple yet entertaining movie: A pretty normal, boring man inherits a trailer painted like a watermelon, and then enters all sorts of characters who are the complete antithesis of normal. Cue an hour of a half of weirdness for the sake of being weird, but not much else. There's nothing really deep or meaningful going on, but that doesn't mean it's not worth the watch. The acting is superb (Beinbrink's apathetic face is simply charming), the storyline is compelling, the pacing is good. So as long as you don't go into it with overly high expectations or groundbreaking cinema, this film will please. A little trippy, more than a little "what the hell is that person wearing?", and a lot of insanity. Good for a lazy afternoon where there's nothing to do, but nothing to write home about.

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