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Flakes (2007)



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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.

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Aaron Stanford
as Neal Downs
Zooey Deschanel
as Miss Pussy Katz
Izabella Miko
as Strawberry
Ryan Donowho
as Skinny Larry
Robb Conner
as Winston
John McConnell
as Ashton Hale
Marco St. John
as Tre Zeringue
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Critic Reviews for Flakes

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

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.

December 21, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

December 21, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Minor to the point of barely existing.

December 21, 2007

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.

December 20, 2007 | Rating: D+
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 | Rating: 2/5

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

December 18, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Flakes


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.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


I always seem to gravitate to films like these... rarely do I ever feel fulfilled. The premise of the film seemed great; same old story arc told from a different perspective and Zooey. Mmmmm Zooey. The crew and sets of the film work for the most part... Aaron Stanford was a weinie though. I did not like his dynamics and struggled to put up with him. He really was a douche and not in the sense of his character and that's what they were going for; but really someone I wish was recasted. Chris Lloyd was great to see and the setting of Flakes stood for a tasty premise. Really this was an okay movie(good to watch during breakfast?) and is probably Michael Lehmann's best movie which... isn't saying much. I did hardcore crave some cereal though, so great execution on that part, Mike!

Thom Mirem
Thom Mirem

Super Reviewer

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

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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