Bellflower (2011) Evan Glodell, the director and star of this lavishly lurid youthquake psychodrama, has a true filmmaker's voice. Shot in a druggy daze of late-afternoon sun,… 2011-08-05 R PT105M Action/Adventure Drama Tyler Dawson Jessie Wiseman Oscilloscope Pictures
Movie Review

Bellflower (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
MASS DESTRUCTION Flame-thrower in Bellflower
MASS DESTRUCTION Flame-thrower in Bellflower
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Aug 05, 2011; Rated: R; Length: 105 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama; With: Tyler Dawson and Jessie Wiseman; Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

Evan Glodell, the director and star of this lavishly lurid youthquake psychodrama, has a true filmmaker's voice. Shot in a druggy daze of late-afternoon sun, the movie starts as a fever dream about Woodrow (Glodell) and Aiden (Tyler Dawson), two buddies fueled by their obsession with the Mad Max films. They're building a flamethrower (it really works), but when Woodrow falls for Milly (Jessie Wiseman), a sexy-sincere femme fatale, the testosterone nihilism gets drenched in romantic doom. Bellflower is stylishly watchable — even when it's preposterous. B+

Originally posted Aug 03, 2011 Published in issue #1167 Aug 12, 2011 Order article reprints