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Bellflower (2011)

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Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".

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Evan Glodell

Writer:

Evan Glodell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Glodell Evan Glodell ... Woodrow
Jessie Wiseman Jessie Wiseman ... Milly
Tyler Dawson ... Aiden
Rebekah Brandes ... Courtney
Vincent Grashaw ... Mike
Zack Kraus Zack Kraus ... Elliot
Keghan Hurst Keghan Hurst ... Sarah
Alexandra Boylan ... Mad Dog's Waitress
Bradshaw Pruitt Bradshaw Pruitt ... Mad Dog's Bartender
Brian Thomas Evans ... Dirty Trucker
Britta Jacobellis Britta Jacobellis ... Neighbor With Dogs
Ceaser Flores Ceaser Flores ... Scary Guy at Party
Chris Snyder Chris Snyder ... Tattoo Guy
Dan Dulle Dan Dulle ... Motorcycle Owner
Jon Huck ... John Huck
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Storyline

Bellflower follows two friends as they venture out into the world to begin their adult lives. Literally all their free time is spent building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa". While waiting for the world to end, their call to excitement comes unexpectedly when one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love. Quickly integrated into a new group of friends, they set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, infidelity and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies. Often life's simplest and most obvious truths are the hardest to see, but once you've burned everything to the ground it may be the only thing left standing. Written by Coatwolf Productions

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Taglines:

A love story with apocalyptic stakes.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ariza Ask See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,279, 7 August 2011

Gross USA:

$167,242
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Coatwolf Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The 'Medusa' car shot flames 40 feet into the air and on a key scene accidentally scorched the power lines above and the car itself caught fire. See more »

Goofs

Woodrow and Aiden are sitting on the park bench, the Medusa behind them. The "MEDUSA" painted on the side of the car is a different type style than in every other scene. See more »

Quotes

Milly: Dude, it's like a James Bond car for drunks!
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Crazy Credits

In the credit for "MEDUSA CAR RESSURECTION AND SUPERCHARGING," "resurrection" is misspelled. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.24 (2011) See more »

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My Superman
Written by Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, John Hill, Diplo (as Thomas Pentz) and Santigold (as Santi White)
Performed by Santigold
Courtesy of Downtown Records
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Gritty but narration is a mess
6 November 2011 | by ClaytonDavisSee all my reviews

Having high hopes for Bellflower, especially from staff writer Joey Magidson's review, Bellflower is one of the most disappointing independent films seen in 2011. Completely understanding I could be in the minority, this confusing and at times frustrating story explores the relationship between Woodrow (Evan Glodell) and Milly (Jessie Wiseman) and they're seemingly beautiful beginning to explosive end, all while falling in and out the subplot of best friend Aiden and his quest along with Woodrow to be as "Mad Max" as possible. The film's artistic integrity is lost among this demented narrative that never has a grasp of concept or proper execution. The acting is as simple as any fourth grade theater class and it's ability to include the viewer in what's going on is as overstepped as independent pictures like Thumbsucker. While Writer/Director/Editor/Star Glodell dives into all aspects of the picture, he needs to pull back as the cinematically exhausting film never lands on its feet. It fly highs while leaving all of us behind.



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