A movie by Silver Lake hipsters, for Silver Lake hipsters. With no plot, under developed characters and a meandering drive, 'Bellflower' ultimately leads nowhere.
12-22-2011 - Ryan Colucci
Two slacker buddies from the mid-west relocate to Los Angeles – or what looks like the fringes of Los Angeles – to follow their dream of building a flame thrower and/or becoming characters in Mad Max. It is never really quite clear. It also isn’t clear how they get their money or why on earth they think this is a good idea.
The acting is poor, the direction is worse and the why of it all is left up in the air without even a hint of an answer. Why is this chick sleeping with what I thought was her brother/cousin at her boyfriend’s house when she actually lives with the guy I thought was her brother/cousin? Why does he get beat up by an old guy at a gas station but somehow manages to beat down the bigger brother/cousin and then take out a giant dude at a party? Why does no one have a job? Why does his friend not care when he steals the girl he was with? Why does everyone seem to live a block away from each other? Why do we care about any of these people? Why was this film receiving so much press? Why was this film ever made?