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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.


Kai Alexander (as Kai Devani)


Alma S. Grey
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alma S. Grey Alma S. Grey ... Jenni Madras
A. Jack Morocco A. 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 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


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

22 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Így neveld a virágodat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zep Tepi Films See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Lesbian Road Trip movie that hints at comedy
9 August 2015 | by Tom DooleySee all my reviews

Jenni is described as a 'super nerd' and a bit of a doormat. She has got hold of the wrong end of the stick in the life's fortune game and has had a life that few would envy. So in desperation she attempts to end her life. Enter Sam who is feisty, street wise and has a heart. She decides to help her newly acquired friend and so they head off to find Jenni's long lost father – along the way a bond grows between them.

Now this is a sweet movie and some of the scenes are borderline brilliant, but it can be a bit slow in places too and to be honest it ain't that funny. However it is one that will stay with you for the right reasons. The acting is all more than solid and it is also quite touching in places.

It is an independent effort and has had mixed reviews but most being positive – especially amongst younger women on IMDb. I am a man and I actually thought this had a really positive message and I quite enjoyed it – hence my rating which is me being generous but I like to encourage indie film makers.

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