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Splinterheads (2009)

R | | Comedy | 2 October 2009 (USA)
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When a traveling carnival comes to a small town, a lifelong slacker meets the girl of his dreams (Rachael Taylor) and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living.

Director:

Brant Sersen

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Brant Sersen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Middleditch ... Justin Frost
Rachael Taylor ... Galaxy
Christopher McDonald ... Sargeant Bruce Mancuso
Lea Thompson ... Susan Frost
Dean Winters ... Reggie
Frankie Faison ... Pope
Edmund Lyndeck ... Albert
Pamela Shaw ... Betty
Jason Rogel ... Wayne
Brendan Burke Brendan Burke ... Thad
Jason Mantzoukas ... The Amazing Steve
Lennon Parham ... Wyoming
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shiro Aoki Shiro Aoki ... Metal Dude
Henry Binger Henry Binger ... Man at Carnival
Michael Biscardi Michael Biscardi ... Skinny cameraman
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Storyline

When a traveling carnival comes to a small town, a lifelong slacker meets the girl of his dreams (Rachael Taylor) and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Life is full of attractions.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kolotočáři See more »

Filming Locations:

New Paltz, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,515, 8 November 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,392, 15 November 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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After Galaxy has been swimming in the splashdown scene, the ink of her ostensibly permanent tattoo is beginning to run, darkening the surrounding area on her arm. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Justin Frost: [to imaginary adversaries] Easy everybody. Don't get hurt.
[karate cry]
Justin Frost: You, come here.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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House of the Rising Sun
Traditional, arranged by Alan Price (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited to Josh White, Libby Reynolds Holmes, Nicholas Re]
Performed by Eric Burdon & The Animals
Courtesy of Platinum Records and Ford Music Services
Under license from Platimun Music Libraries, Inc.
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That was one of the good ones
27 July 2010 | by nkl6564See all my reviews

I had no expectations when I sat down to watch this movie. The only reason I even got it was because Schuylar Croom was in one scene. I'm so glad that I did watch this one thought because it was hilarious.

The plot is similar to all romantic comedies. Nerdy guy meets edgy girl. She doesn't like him. He likes her. By the end they like each other. To be honest, this formula is so old that I was fairly certain I would hate this movie once I saw where the plot was headed. And to be sure the nerdy guy cliché is in full effect here. There are times where I just wanted to scream at this guy to man up just a little bit, but in the end he did not let me down. By the way, the final scenes are worth watching the rest of the movie.

The girl also seems like she is trying too hard to be cool, but for the most part, it works. Also, there is very little on character development. You pick up a lot of little things, but the movie seems to rely on the fact that the formula is so familiar that you already know these characters.

Despite all this, the movie has what most popular comedies in this era lack: jokes. A lot of the main characters humor is reliant on physical comedy, but he makes it work.

All in all this is a quirky comedy that people should check out. Some parts will have you rolling your eyes, and some will have you cheering. The latter outweighs the former.


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