Box Elder (2008)





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Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation that thinks big, talks fast, and threatens to change the world, Box Elder is an unapologetic portrait of a youth movement at odds with its own ambivalence, exposing a generation defined by privilege, potential, and self-induced paralysis. The film follows four best friends through their last years of college. Dependant on their parents financially, and on each other emotionally, they spend their time sleeping in, hanging out, and eating lots of sandwiches. Using break-ups and re-occurring scholastic failures to impose a quarter-life crisis, they take turns postponing responsibility, avoiding accountability, and looking for someone or something to substantiate their lives, all the while hedging their bets and mastering the art of treading water and getting away with it. It's a collegiate love letter.
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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Box Elder

This movie is a funny movie that told the tales of the lives of several students that went to a college, I think it's in Detroit, and it shows how they spent their years within the most hilarious of consequences. It is worth checking out if you like films like Harold and Kumar or even Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds.

Zachary Rivard
Zachary Rivard

Todd Sklar is an evil genius. This movie is fantastic and if you haven't seen it yet, you need to. Check out the trailer and get your hands on a copy! Great for a new comedy.

Jeff Hammer
Jeff Hammer

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