Lotus Eaters (2013)



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"LOTUS EATERS follows a group of young Londoners as they struggle to find meaning in their lives while masking their discontent with sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. The story centers on ex-model and aspiring actress Alice (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) as she struggles with her relationship with Charlie (Johnny Flynn), her drug-addicted ex-boyfriend. The fashionable group of friends epitomizes a new modern "lost generation" reminiscent of Ernest Hemmingway and his cohorts. Featuring performances by lead actor Johnny Flynn, "Lotus Eaters" contains an evocative soundtrack comprised of original music from some of London's most notable indie artists. (c)
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Johnny Flynn
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Liam Browne
as Benedict
Alex Wyndham
as Marlon
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Critic Reviews for Lotus Eaters

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

Even though the handsome black-and-white lensing is no substitute for a compelling story, it helps, infusing the skin-deep sketches of emotional enervation with aesthetic energy - for a while.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Lotus Eaters wants desperately to be a portrait of the beautiful and the damned, with its tale of West London rich kids doing drugs and shagging each other, but it's more like a spectacle of the spoiled and annoying.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
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Overflows with underdeveloped characters and plotlines.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
New York Times
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Like its characters, Lotus Eaters is a visual treat-and emotionally vapid.

Full Review… | April 2, 2013
Time Out
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Maddeningly shallow-maybe that's the point-but McGuinness does have talent.

Full Review… | April 2, 2013
Village Voice
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A braying, caricatured ensemble which spouts poor dialogue and drowns out anything more tender or well-observed that the film may wish to say about the elegantly wasted.

Full Review… | May 15, 2012
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Lotus Eaters


With fairy-tale like set designs and film shots that appear to have come alive from a high fashion magazine editorial shoot, lotus eaters sucks you into the world of a glamorous yet destructive sensation-seeking group of 20 somethings with too much time on their hands. Saved by its beautiful imagery and black and white filming, this film leaves you with not much to ponder about with characters that are slightly two-dimensional although not quite far-fetched.

Dana J
Dana J

Quite an interesting look at a world that is rather inaccessible to the general population. http://moviebuzzers.com/2011/04/26/tribeca-film-festival-11-lotus-eaters-review/

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