my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Flakes
Director:   Michael Lehmann
Year:   2007
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   03.12.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Because I Said So

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
03.12.07Alamo DowntownThis Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2007
From the director of Heathers and the writer of Over The Hedge, this is about a guy who works in a cereal bar (he has all these brands of cereal (both current and vintage) on the wall and people come in and order like ice cream, where they mix and match recipes to create interesting flavors of cereal). Aaron Standord and Zooey Deschanel star. Unfortunately, the plot is directly lifted from the War of the Roses mold, just transposed to the world of cereal restaraunts instead. Lots of pre-Katrina French Quarter atmosphere but i never like these movies where a couple spends the whole time fighting.

And this may just be my male perspective at work here, but Dechanel's character seemed like a total bitch to me. For no reason, she pushes her boyfriend to hire her at the cereal shop (which never works anyway), then when he definitively says no she gets mad and takes a job at a rival store across the street and proceeds to make it cool enough to take all the business away. So she basically closes down this awesome cereal shop just for not getting her way. Then she dumps him for not expressing his art through music, but when he spends his nest egg to buy her a present she takes him back. gee, thanks, bitch.

so - sigh - once again, this movie had moments but was otherwise mediocre.

I'm skipping out on the midnight slot tonight because nothing that I want to see works out, so that means an extra couple hours sleep hooray!
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