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Flower (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 16 March 2018 (USA)
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A sexually curious teen forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother.

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Max Winkler

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Alex McAulay (story by), Alex McAulay | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoey Deutch ... Erica Vandross
Kathryn Hahn ... Laurie Vandross
Tim Heidecker ... Bob Sherman
Adam Scott ... Will Jordan
Joey Morgan ... Luke Sherman
Dylan Gelula ... Kala
Maya Eshet ... Claudine
Eric Edelstein ... Dale Cotter
Romy Byrne ... Alli Whitman
Liz Mohun Liz Mohun ... Waitress #1
Kee Broussard ... Waitress #2
Alison White ... Claudine's Mom
Alex Marshall-Brown ... Cop (as Alex Marshall Brown)
Joel Ezra Hebner ... Highway Patrol (as Joel Hebner)
Rickie Peete ... Guard (as Rickie Montaldo Peete)
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A sexually curious teen forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother.

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Bad decisions. Good intentions.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nude drawings, some drug content, and a brief violent image | See all certifications »

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USA

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English

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16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$48,919, 18 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$327,628, 3 May 2018
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Zoey Deutch's acting talents surpass the movie by a mile or two
31 March 2018 | by paul-allaerSee all my reviews

"Flower" (2017 release; 93 min.) brings the story of Erica and her family and friends. As the movie opens, Erica and two friends expose and blackmail a cop who accepted a blowjob from Erica, a 17 yr. old minor. We then get to know Erica's mom, with whom Erica is close, and her mom's boyfriend Bob, whose 18 yr. old son Luke is being released from rehab and moves in as well. Luke claims that years ago he was molested by his teacher Will, and when they run into Will at the bowling alley, they decide that justice needs to be served. Did Will molest Luke? What becomes of Erica and Luke? At this point we're 15 min, into the movie but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to eee for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: this is the feature length debut of co-writer and director Max Winker, best known for his TV work. Here he brings the tale of a rebellious and well-meaning 17 yr. old girl who manages to get herself into trouble time and again. The movie benefits tremendously from Joey Deutch's acting talents, but alas the movie suffers visibly from a lack of focus. I mean, this is really three movies in one, as the focus shift and one movie becomes another one, before it becomes yet another movie again. By the end, the story has become utterly improbable and, frankly, preposterous. And that's a shame, as there are some good elements in the movie. But it is clear that Zoey Deutch's acting talents surpass the movie by a mile or two, There are some great songs in the movie, including a very nice cover of "Daydream" (the 1969 hit single of the Belgian band the Wallace Collection) by a guy I've never heard of before.

"Flower" premiered a year ago at the Tribeca Film Festival, and finally opened at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati this past weekend, No idea why it has taken so long to get a theatrical release, but better late then never I suppose. The Friday early evening screening where I saw this at was attended poorly (4 people in total, including myself), and given that this movie won't benefit from strong word-of-mouth, this will not be playing long in theaters. In the end, "Flower' is notable only to see Zoey Deutch, but I encourage you to check it out, be it in the theater, on VOD, or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray, and draw your own conclusion.


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