There were pieces of a movie here, but an awful lot of uninspiring ones with the few interesting moments. Yes the cinematography, production design and music were interesting and often times beautiful. But it wasn't enough to sustain a good cinematic story for me. Felt like a short film / music video stretched out over 105 minutes.
I heard a wide array of reactions to this film, some loved it and others loathed it.
I can see why some liked it, but I had no connection with the lead characters. They were annoying f'ing hipsters that apparently had no goals other than to look cool. From a character standpoint I'd have love to turn the flamethrower on all the unlikable characters in the film.
I guess I got some of the reviews wrong as I came into…
ein road movie zu sich selbst sozusagen.
aber auf jeden fall indie.
beeindruckendes und überbordendes.
plot- und schlaglöcher werden von mir links liegen gelassen.
of milly's shit and lord humungus.
This movie takes risks. Not all of those risks pay off, but most of them do. Enough that most of the movie is absorbing with the extra thrill of recognizing that it may not go in the direction you expect.
A breath of fresh air. The end really disturbs me but I think it should do that to you. I can't wait for these guys to make another film because I'll be waiting for it.
It's hard to describe this film. It starts off rather sweet - a great portrayal of male friendship and their budding romances with some local gals. About three quarters of the way through the film, things get trippy. Things go very, very bad for the boys. The tone of the movie changes. I had no idea what I was getting into, but it was quite a ride!
Very dark film and the ending kinda pisses me off but I love the unique vision. Great cast of unknowns and the movie zips right along. And it has some bad ass cars.
Nine Things About the Movie "Bellflower" [USA, 2011]
1. I usually find romantic dramas to be predictable and boring. But this movie is a rare exception.
2. It’s about two best friends, Aiden and Woodrow, who moved to California together to make their lives different. They spend their spare time (which they have a lot of) fantasizing about what they would do during the apocalypse. They build “Mad Max”-inspired cars and flamethrowers as their hobby.
3. Woodrow falls in love…
Bellflower is a film without consequences, a film about characters who live day by day in a visually dusty and hazy world.
Woodrow is not a hero; he not only gets blood on his hands, but he lives a terribly unsatisfying and dangerous life of drinking and playing with fire. In fact, all the characters are rather despicable and constantly choose ill-formed decisions while physically and emotionally harming one another during the duration of the film. And then there are…
What started off with promise and hope slowly turns into a spiralling out of control disaster. I think I know what or where the director wanted to go, but stepping on the accelerator halfway through kind of disrupted the whole flow, and the editting did not help.