Flakes (2007)

Flakes

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Movie Info

An old hippie owns a bistro that only sells cereal and spends his days serving cereal and chatting with the local clientele about the history of cereal and the ideal milk to flake ratio. Suddenly his utopian state is disrupted when a competitor shrewdly rips off the concept and opens his own cereal shop across the street.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Karey Kirkpatrick , Chris Poché
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 8, 2008
Runtime:
IFC First Take

Cast


as Neal Downs

as Miss Pussy Katz

as Strawberry

as Winston

as Skinny Larry

as Ashton Hale

as Tre Zeringue
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Critic Reviews for Flakes

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

There are a few sweet moments as the story reaches its unsurprising conclusion. But, all in all, Flakes isn't going to bowl you over.

Full Review… | December 21, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Unless you happen to be one yourself, chances are pretty good that you'll take an immediate dislike to the self-satisfied hipsters who populate this disappointing comedy from Heathers director Michael Lehmann.

Full Review… | December 21, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Minor to the point of barely existing.

December 21, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The characters Lehmann and company use as generational mouthpieces bear no relation to any people who have ever existed, and they barely work as parody. It's cool to see the old retro cereals on the restaurant shelf, though.

Full Review… | December 20, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

A business course on cutthroat capitalism disguised as a slacker comedy: That's the kindest way to describe Michael Lehmann's Flakes.

December 19, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Despite a few good one-liners, the dialogue is overwritten.

Full Review… | December 18, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Flakes

½

Cereal and pop culture are fun, but this movie, not as much. It was still a nice little quirky indie film, but a little too uneventful, and predictable. Extra 1/2 star for Zooey. She made it worth watching.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Totally adorable, but that's because of Deschanel. She just oozes adorableness... Very quirky and funny.

dreamfaeries
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

½

Flakes is more dry and boring than any bowl of cereal could ever be. I've enjoyed many a hipster indie movie, but all the quirky characters in the world can't save a movie that's dull and devoid of any entertainment value, whatsoever.

I think the movie was attempting an Empire Records-type vibe, where you're introduced to a few off-beat characters, and then grow to care about their lives over the course of the movie. That certainly didn't happen. Every character was annoyingly "different", and the viewer is never given any reasons to grow attached to them. They never become anything more than arbitrarily alternative caricatures. I normally love Zooey Deschanel (she's the reason I watched the movie), but she's just as un-appealing in this as everyone else. This may sound harsh, but Flakes was a complete failure. Don't waste your time with it.

lewiskendell
Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

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