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.
Oppressive distillation of masculinity and macho bravado follows a group of apocalypse-obsessed slackers whose fantasies begin to boil over in their real life when on of them discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him. Completely unlikeable characters and a weak script sink the films's psychological exploration under excessive style.
This movie is so weakly conceived, poorly written, mediocre actors, characters so unlikable you'd be happy when bad things finally happen to them if it wasn't so gross and poorly shot. It's so bad on almost every level that I'm totally amazed people have said anything remotely good about it. Puts a bad taste in your mouth. Wish I hadn't spent money to see it in theaters.
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".