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In this independent comedy, Justin (Thomas Middleditch) is a twentysomething slacker who has a hard time getting out of bed before noon and works part-time mowing lawns with his buddy Wayne (Jason Rogel), who is only slightly more ambitious. Justin hears a lot from his family about making something of himself, but he doesn't pay much attention until he and Wayne check out a traveling carnival one evening. Justin meets Galaxy (Rachael Taylor), a beautiful and spunky girl who works at a dunk-tank concession, and he is so taken with her he doesn't mind when she takes his money in a fixed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Splinterheads might suffice some late night on cable, but that's about it."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Splinterheads, which aims to be a quirkier Adventureland, never rises above mildly amusing."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Amiable and proficient, this indie romantic comedy is never more or less than reliable."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Boasts loads of playful characters, kooky conversations and gorgeous visuals in the suburban wilds to spare. Not to mention the reputed oldest man in the world, Frankie Faison as unlikely boy toy, and a crazed cop with the pathological hots for Mom."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"A shaggy comedy with more heart than heft."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"For a better courtship story set amongst the world of cotton candy and Tilt-a-Whirls, rent Adventureland instead."
‑ Andrew Grant, Time Out New York
"The leads have no chemistry; the supporting cast of carnies and eccentrics is bland; the staging is dull; not a single gag lands; and Justin and Galaxy's one get-to-know-you conversation is never heard because it's buried in a road trip music montage."
‑ Mike Russell, Oregonian
"Despite positioning itself as a Napoleon Dynamite-style comedy about a spazzy social retard, Splinterheads seems to have misplaced most of its jokes."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Attempts to compensate for its too-familiar romantic setup by defining its characters through idiosyncratic hobbies and traits."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"It's another tale of an overgrown kid accepted for his sweet, stammering self and nurtured out of his cocoon."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Amusing, lively and imaginative with terrific, crisp cinematography, but it's often too cartoonish, convoluted, juvenile and low on laughs."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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