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Flower (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 16 March 2018 (USA)
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A sexually curious teen forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother.

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Max Winkler

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Alex McAulay (story by), Alex McAulay | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoey Deutch ... Erica Vandross
Kathryn Hahn ... Laurie Vandross
Tim Heidecker ... Bob Sherman
Adam Scott ... Will Jordan
Joey Morgan ... Luke Sherman
Dylan Gelula ... Kala
Maya Eshet ... Claudine
Eric Edelstein ... Dale Cotter
Romy Byrne ... Alli Whitman
Liz Mohun Liz Mohun ... Waitress #1
Kee Broussard ... Waitress #2
Alison White ... Claudine's Mom
Alex Marshall-Brown ... Cop (as Alex Marshall Brown)
Joel Ezra Hebner ... Highway Patrol (as Joel Hebner)
Rickie Peete ... Guard (as Rickie Montaldo Peete)
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A sexually curious teen forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother.

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Bad decisions. Good intentions.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nude drawings, some drug content, and a brief violent image | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$48,919, 18 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$327,628, 3 May 2018
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Shot in 17 days for under half a million dollars. See more »

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The first two acts of the movie are really interesting and involving.
13 April 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'FLOWER': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

An indie comedy-drama about a troubled teenage girl who bonds with her mentally unstable step-brother, and helps him stalk a teacher that he says sexually assaulted him years earlier. The film stars Zoey Deutch, Joey Morgan, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker and Adam Scott. It was directed by Max Winkler, and it was written by Alex McAulay, Matt Spicer and Winkler (the script was on the Black List of the best unproduced screenplays in 2012). It's received mixed to negative reviews from critics, and it got a limited indie theatrical release at the Box Office. I enjoyed most of it.

A troubled and very sexually active teen, named Erica (Deutch), forms a unique friendship with her potential step-brother, Luke (Morgan). She finds out that he claims he was sexually abused, years earlier, by a frequent bowler at the bowling alley her and her friends hangout at, named Will (Scott). Erica and her friends then devise a plan to get revenge on Will, for what he did to Luke, and hopefully prevent him from doing it to anyone else. Things don't go as planned though, and Erica and Luke quickly find themselves in a lot of trouble.

The first two acts of the movie are really interesting and involving, and I actually cared about the characters and was intrigued by where the story was taking them. Then the final act of the film gets kind of cheesy and totally unrealistic. The conclusion is just too satisfying, and it doesn't seem true to the rest of the movie (in my opinion). I really like everything leading up to it though, especially Deutch in the lead (she gives a really strong performance in it). I also really like the supporting cast; Hahn, Scott and Heidecker are all really talented and totally likable actors. I just wish the movie had a different (better) ending.


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