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Bellflower follows two friends as they venture out into the world to begin their adult lives. Literally all their free time is spent building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa". While waiting for the world to end, their call to excitement comes unexpectedly when one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love. Quickly integrated into a new group of friends, they set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, infidelity and extreme violence more… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bellflower revs the engine of an exciting new maverick."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"It's like the world's coolest iPhone camera app writ large, and while it'd be misleading to make too much of this picture, it'd be a shame to make too little of it, either."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Glodell's debut is undoubtedly an immature work but it's such a genuine and energetic achievement that the flaws ultimately don't matter. Bellflower is an amazing mess."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"Bellflower is a visual spectacle of independent cinema."
‑ Chase Whale, Gordon and the Whale
"A surprising film all around, not just because of its far-out plot twists and distinctive DIY look, but because it illuminates a highly-charged part of the modern male psyche and the restlessness of a very specific kind of young adult."
‑ Eric Melin,
"A delightfully strange hybrid creature."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"After a while, "Bellflower" feels like it can't stop checking itself out in the mirror. It's a pose, not a movie."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Bellflower is an all around great movie that benefits from excellent filmmaking and gorgeous cinematography."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
"An artistic celebration of the extremes in life but, without anything in between, most everyone is reduced to an unrelatable outline."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"The movie is about things that seem awesome in the abstract turning terrible up close, because life (and love, and violence) cannot always be awesome."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"Possibly represents the debut of a one-of-a-kind filmmaker, a natural driven by wild energy, like Tarantino."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Handmade and helpless, it's nevertheless the real deal, an artful blurt of sensitivity and rage."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"A turbo-charged indictment of male adolescent fantasy and a biting critique of misplaced machismo. A burnt-out, bloody, brave debut, Bellflower rides the fallout from a relationship to a stomach-churning conclusion...or does it?"
‑ Mark Zhuravsky, The Playlist
"A "promising" debut rather than an "exciting" debut."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"reminds me of that infamous photo by Andres Serrano of a crucifix submerged in a golden, rosy liquid ..."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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