Evan Glodell has created one of the better indie films I have seen in many years. It doesn't rely on tired but trusted formula to rope in his audience. He took the right risks with everything from cameras and editing to a superb cast. I'm glad I found this little Bellflower.
Awesome movie, can't believe Evan Glodell made his own cameras, struggled on a low budget, and waited patiently over a course of three years to finish the film. PS the car is freakin' sweet, not to mention a REAL car that he drives.
Blown away by this film. Visually compelling, I couldn't look away. I'm imagining how amazing it must've been to see this film randomly at Sundance on one of those big screens. I unfortunately watched on a computer. If possible, see this on a big screen.
During the whole movie I kept wondering wether I was watching the crappiest movie ever or a masterpiece... Well I got to the end and found out that it is neither one or the other, BUT it is a groundbreaking indie film made by a group of young kids with a budget of $17000, a respectable screenplay, a director/actor/screenwriter/ producer/mad scientist and the coolest "homemade toys".
To be honest, I didn't get past the first 40 or so minutes, so take my 1/5 rating with a grain of salt. Everyone in this fucking thing is horrible. They couldn't even get their MAD MAX references straight, and it's supposed to be an ode to that series. The acting is right out of BIRDEMIC but cast with guys that looked like they stepped out of a Urban Outfitters ad.
Against all odds, I found myself enjoying this film. The acting and script are very raw and in need of a bit of polish but what can I say: "Bellflower" reminded me of my friends and people I know. That aimless feeling of standing around on a Saturday night, drinking too much and wishing you were somewhere else. This really captures the romantic angst and awkwardness that certain men experience in their early 20's.