'Flakes' (2007) review

Synopsis: Aspiring rock musician Neal Downs manages a cereal bar. Stylish Miss Pussy Katz is the creator of radically-themed art clothing. When the cereal bar, brings in an offbeat crew of locals, who debate the arcana of cereal history and ideal milk/flake ratios, an aspiring capitalist rips off their concept.

Ever been to a cereal bar? No? Didn't think so. This is why this film has such a unique concept(albeit a little formulaic at times), and is such a brilliant, feelgood film.

Flakes revolves around this dude who owns a pretty shitty, run down cereal bar (named 'Flakes', obviously), but to his credit, it's got a good rep.

On a normal day, a young creepy-looking-kid comes in, asking a slew of curious questions about the bar and such. Fast forward a little, and turns out that (SPOILER ALERT) the creepo opens up a competing cereal bar right across the street.

A younger Zooey Deschanel stars in this along with Christopher Lloyd (playing the Flakes' owner). Hilarity ensues. Brilliant idea for a film, and though the performances may be a tad lackluster at times, it didn't deviate from the fun storyline.

Flakes shows us that no matter how big the cereal box, we should never give up on the milk... The realisation that this doesn't make any sense just landed.

Performances: 6/10

Dialogue: 5/10

Plot: 7/10

Visuals: 5/10

Overall: 6/10


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