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An old hippie owns a bistro that only sells cereal and spends his days serving cereal and chatting with the local clientele about the history of cereal and the ideal milk to flake ratio. Suddenly his utopian state is disrupted when a competitor shrewdly rips off the concept and opens his own cereal shop across the street.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are a few sweet moments as the story reaches its unsurprising conclusion. But, all in all, Flakes isn't going to bowl you over."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"The characters Lehmann and company use as generational mouthpieces bear no relation to any people who have ever existed, and they barely work as parody. It's cool to see the old retro cereals on the restaurant shelf, though."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Quirky, mature hipster comedy is a bit too soggy."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"A critique of capitalism that's light as a corn flake."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"The surprise is how consistently entertaining Flakes is despite the dearth of star power, production value or innovative style."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Unless you happen to be one yourself, chances are pretty good that you'll take an immediate dislike to the self-satisfied hipsters who populate this disappointing comedy from Heathers director Michael Lehmann."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A business course on cutthroat capitalism disguised as a slacker comedy: That's the kindest way to describe Michael Lehmann's Flakes."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Hey Flakes, 1994 called: they want their unshaved, American Spirit-smoking statement on individual artistic potential struggling to survive in a corporate world back"
‑ Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com
"There's enough breezy charm on display to make it worth a look on cable, DVD or at a bargain matinee."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"A disappointingly superficial enterprise, given its undeservedly smug, countercultural airs."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Minor to the point of barely existing."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Despite a few good one-liners, the dialogue is overwritten."
‑ Julia Wallace, Village Voice
"The amazing Deschanel once again proves her astonishing ability to exist comfortably within a scene, as well as slightly above it."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"While the ghost of a bittersweet 'everyone's a sell-out' moral seems to haunt screenwriters Chris Poche and Karey Kirkpatrick's scruffy little romantic fable, it's buried under layers of forced quirkiness."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This too-cool-for-school Singles wannabe could have been great, but it never really goes anywhere due to its poor execution"
‑ Edward Douglas, ComingSoon.net
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