Stories that take you down pathways completely unpredictable and fresh, there aren't enough of them. Viewers will adore the surprises experienced during the first third of Bellflower. The The Mad Max inspired, slacker romance, end of the world, comic buddy tragedy. This ultra-low budget project is the debut feature of Evan Glodell. Also credited as co-writer and is a star of the film, Glodell specially designed the camera used for shooting this movie. This gives its cinematography an impressive grimy feel. Grime is important to this film, which is the first surprise of many.
You wouldn't expect a movie about two charming young men building backyard weapons of mass destruction to turn into a quirky love story. You wouldn't expect a date that starts off with a bug eating dare to turn into a blossoming romance. You certainty wouldn't expect to care for these characters so much. What you also don't expect is the ugliness that the characters of this film expose when their relationships turn sour. Toward the end of Bellflower there is a sudden shift toward madness. It is jarring and completely unexpected. This casts a darker shadow, but creates a lingering effect of the films entire experience. -Robert Walters