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Broken Gardenias (2014)

Broken Gardenias is a Dark Comedy about Jenni, an orphaned semi-savant, who with the help of a street hustler named Sam, steal a car and head to Los Angeles to find Jenni's, father whom she hasn't seen or heard from since she was 6.

Director:

Kai Alexander (as Kai Devani)

Writer:

Alma S. Grey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alma S. Grey Alma S. Grey ... Jenni Madras
Jack Morocco Jack Morocco ... Sam (as Ashley Morocco)
Caroline Heinle ... Mira
Louis Dezseran Louis Dezseran ... Jack
Steve Judkins ... Martin
Geoffrey Kennedy ... Tony
Khelsy Raymond ... Denise
Paul D. Masterson ... Nick the Boss
Marlyse Londe Marlyse Londe ... Mary Jay
Nathan Douglas Nathan Douglas ... Rob (as Nate Berger)
Amanda S. Hall ... Jesse (as Amanda Hall)
Maxwell Gold Maxwell Gold ... Jerry
Kai Alexander Kai Alexander ... Drake (as Kai Devani)
Julian Silver ... Taylor
Craig Michaelson ... Don
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Storyline

For the overly shy and timid Jenni life takes a turn when she meets the powerfully audacious Sam and the two get on the road to search for Jenni's father. The adventure starts from the moment Sam saves Jenni's life from an attempted suicide and as the two set out to LA they are faced with something more than just each other's worlds. From hitching rides to scouting the downtown LA skid row their escapades take them to places and people that eventually only bring them closer together. Written by anonymous

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It's a Cat eat Cat world!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Worst Movie Ever
12 September 2014 | by aldousanySee all my reviews

And not even the best worst movie ever. (Troll 2!) Just painfully, painfully bad.

I went to go see this with a friend at a Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and generally, folks at this film festival are pretty forgiving when it comes to shitty movies (we are so used to them). Not so this time! People kept on walking out during the movie - the first time I'd ever seen this happen in like ... close to seven years of attending this particular festival.

And I can't blame them. What makes this movie so terrible, you ask?

(1) The writing. I didn't develop a strong sense of who anyone in this particular movie was, or why they continued to maintain relationships with each other, or why they made any given decision. One character is an anxious panda. The other character is not. Ta-dah! Those are your characters. Now watch them do things that don't make sense.

(2) The complete and utter absence of a coherent plot. The less said about this, the better. I still find myself thinking about why particular scenes in the movie happened.

(3) The filming / editing. I know it's a low-budget movie, but that doesn't mean that you should end the movie with the soundtrack to the Breakfast Club.

This movie is not particularly representative of queer aesthetics. Just because it is bad and confusing doesn't make it queer, you all. Do not be mislead and do not waste two hours of your life. You could spend that time cleaning out your fridge or watching grass grow, both of which would be vastly more enjoyable than watching this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Így neveld a virágodat See more »

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Zep Tepi Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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