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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".

Director:

Evan Glodell

Writer:

Evan Glodell
5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Glodell ... Woodrow
Jessie Wiseman Jessie Wiseman ... Milly
Tyler Dawson ... Aiden
Rebekah Brandes ... Courtney
Vincent Grashaw ... Mike
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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Trivia

The song Vincent Grashaw is humming on the porch to Rebekah Brandes is "Get Back In The Game" by The Janks. See more »

Goofs

After they arrive at the birthday party, Milly hands Woodrow a bottle, the camera cuts, and she hands him the bottle again. 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

References The Road Warrior (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance, Dance, Dance
Written by Bjorn Yttling and Lykke Li (as Lykke-Li Zahrisson)
Performed by Lykke Li
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music U.K. Ltd
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Guys being guys and girls being psychotic
18 January 2012 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Bellflower" opens and continues with guys being guys. They have no regard to how they live, they just get drunk and build flame-throwers. They are similar, I'm assuming, to how writer, director and star Evan Glodell behaves with his male friends. If it can blow-up, Aiden and Woodrow will find a way to make it blow-up. And then Woodrow meets a girl and falls in love.

The romance element is played out quickly. Because, as I said, the film is about guys being guys. It's also about girls being psychotic. It's hard to stay in love with that explosive mix going on. Seeing as they will throw gasoline on any fire that's burning, the flames just leap up higher and engulf everyone and everything.

Not being a guy myself, I didn't connect with Aiden and Woodrow in the beginning, although I certainly have met guys like them. The girls, Milly and Courtney, are way more destructive than any girls will admit to being. The characters, the acting, and the dialogue are the weaker elements to the film, but the story that they insist they are telling is just so intriguing you won't want to turn this off.

As the poster suggests, and their past-times, "Bellflower" gets very violent. But the interesting thing is that it's not just mindless violence. The characters are just so calamitous, that they have their reasons for everything that burns, explodes, crashes or dies. It is dark and devastating, and unfortunately, a little more empty than it should have been.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$168,226

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,935
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Coatwolf Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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