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Flakes
Flakes
Actors: Aaron Stanford, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Lloyd, Ryan Donowho, Carol Sutton
Director: Michael Lehmann
Genres: Comedy
UR     2008     1hr 24min

Miss Katz (Zooey Deschanel) desperately wants her boyfriend to ditch his dead-end job at Flakes--a bohemian cereal shop. So when an eager young businessman opens a rip-off version of this beloved neighborhood hang, Miss Ka...  more »

     
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Actors: Aaron Stanford, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Lloyd, Ryan Donowho, Carol Sutton
Director: Michael Lehmann
Creators: Caroline Kaplan, Gary Winick, Jake Abraham, John Sloss, Jonathan Sehring, Chris Poche, Karey Kirkpatrick
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Ifc
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 07/08/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Delightful
E. Karasik | Washington, DC United States | 05/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

""High Fidelity" meets "Clerks" over a bowl of cereal in this fun little film that rises above its humble subject. I just love the outlandish central conceit of a vintage cereal restaurant, in which the cereal becomes a metaphor for our youthful, untarnished, and yet dysfunctional selves. With a witty, intelligent screenplay and a seriously good cast, it starts out incredibly strong and as quirky as they come (in a good way). I only gave four stars because for me the second half of the film lost its unique flavor and became more of a cliche, but I still think it rocks."
"Like We're In Church Right Now" ~ Cereal And Religion
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 08/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Think of the film `Flakes' (`07) as an undated, more hip version of the now defunct but still popular, long running television series `Cheers' only with a vast and varied cereal menu rather than alcoholic beverages. Join store manager Neil Downs (Aaron Stanford) girlfriend Pussy Katz (Zooey Deschanel), owner Willie (Christopher Lloyd) and a zany group of New Orleans residents as they gather daily for a bowl of their favorite cereal.

The shop is but a launching pad for a pithy, intelligent, romantic comedy, coming of age storyline that I enjoyed immensely. `Flakes' only shortcoming is the finish. Which isn't necessarily bad, but I just don't think it quite lives up to what preceded it.

This one will stand up well to repeat viewings, which ultimately is the supreme test for any film. Enjoy!"
Flakes the movie
Charlene D. Insley | New Orleans | 08/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a fun movie! It is especially fun for New Orleans locals, like me, who are familiar with Frenchmen Street where it was filmed. Even iconic local, Amzie Adams of "All Amzie All the Time" art gallery on Royal St. in the French Quarter (the guy in the white beard and black hat for non-locals), artist and musician, makes appearances in this little gem and in the trailer and out-takes. Frenchmen street is the home of the two top rated jazz clubs for 2008 in New Orleans, but it is fun to see the "Faubourg Marigny Book Store" and the former dance club "Brazil Cafe" redone and used as cereal bars. What really surprised me is that the plot was interesting as well."
Well acted
Harold A. Fretheim | Juanita, WA | 10/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Indie films are always a bit of a throw of the dice. Some are amazing, many are so - so and many fall flat on their faces and leave you wondering what the film maker was thinking. I own a copy of this film and it comes close to the amazing mark. In any case it is good. Above all, the actingwas first class. This is not a perfect movie but it is very well done."