Baghead 2008 R CC

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(17) IMDb 6/10
Available in HD

Explores the minutiae of relationship dynamics among a group of desperate actor friends and roasts a gamut of indie films in the process.

Starring:
Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge
Runtime:
1 hour 21 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy, Horror
Director Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Starring Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge
Supporting actors Greta Gerwig, Elise Muller, Jett Garner, Cass Naumann, Jennifer Lafleur, Darrell Bryant, Anthony Cristo, Jen Tracy, Heather Hall, David Zellner, Dan Eggleston, Spencer Greenwood, Stephanie Huettner, Amy Quick Parrish, Vincent James Prendergast
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

I couldn't fast forward enough.
Gary Winkler
She just would NOT take a hint, though as annoying as I found this, I must commend the creative use of such a realistically annoying character in a work such as this.
Julian J. Stimach
It's not funny when you don't actually know these people.
B. E Jackson

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Butler on June 16, 2009
Format: DVD
I did not know what to expect before viewing this picture, but I was very pleasantly surprised. This little low-budget gem is well-made, with great actors in the leads and a build up to a very satisfying conclusion.

Following a film festival, four friends travel to a distant cabin to brainstorm ideas for their very own screenplay. On the first night, one of the girls has a dream where she sees a man wearing a brown paper bag over his head watching her from behind some bushes. After telling her companions, they decide to use the dream as the basis for their movie. Before their story can even get off the ground, they each come to believe that they really are being stalked by a man wearing a bag over his head. Then things get pretty intense...

Though the set-up might sound like that of some lame slasher flick, nothing could be further from the truth. At its heart, this movie is about the relationships between the characters. Strained friendships and potential love connections make the audience care about the characters just in time for things to get spooky.

The Duplass Brothers do a super job of both establishing the leads' relationships and maintaining the tension. The story keeps you guessing until the end. If you like Baghead, consider renting their earlier effort The Puffy Chair. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julian J. Stimach on January 27, 2011
Format: DVD
Admittedly I bought the movie because Greta Gerwig is awesome. The film itself is actually pretty good. I don't think I'd give it a second watch, but there are lots of higher budget films I've also highly enjoyed but would not give a second watch. The film is both suspenseful and engaging, as the problems facing the characters (aside from being amateur filmmakers) are pretty common relational problems. Seeing such issues portrayed so realistically, in my opinion, inspires a better understanding of such situations as they are encountered in real life. The only thing I would say I intensely disliked about this film was Elise Muller's character. Though this could very well have been directorial intent. At no point did I feel sorry for her character because she was so incredibly annoying. She just would NOT take a hint, though as annoying as I found this, I must commend the creative use of such a realistically annoying character in a work such as this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Szarka on January 16, 2010
Format: DVD
I was always interested in this movie. It looked like crap and in a way it was so yay for buying it at a cheap price. It got a little boring during the film and the acting was as real as it could get. I thought the idea of the film was neat but with more of a budget, it might have made a great horror film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Andersen TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 10, 2009
Format: DVD
A funny and scary slacker comedy about four friends who go to a cabin to write a realistic low-budget horror screenplay, and find that reality can be very frightening. This was a Sundance favorite a couple of years ago, where I saw it the first time. It got mixed reviews when I brought it to my cinema program on Halloween - and, with some exceptions, my sense was cinephiles and younger folks seemed to love it, but those over 40 or those who value entertainment over unique and interesting approaches to filmmaking, tended to be underwhelmed. I found it to be very funny and entertaining, and subtly clever; it was probably my favorite American feature film at Sundance 2008.

Clearly, some won't get it. Others may get it and just not like it. Jay and Mark Duplass belong to a small but admirable group of filmmakers who make a virtue of do-it-yourself style filmmaking about ordinary 20 somethings to whom nothing much remarkable ever happens. They face ordinary problems, they hesitate, they don't know how to express their feelings, they are insecure, they mumble. They are just like most of us, and their lives are not all that much more interesting. Still, when done right their decisions and the consequences can be fascinating, when the seemingly simple and mundane moments start to add up to something, indefinable. For the most part I think this one gets it right.

The thing is, this kind of film seems not at all to lend itself to "genre" filmmaking: sci-fi, horror, Westerns, and the like. But Jay and Mark try to pull it off here, and manage to pull off something that is both funny and frightening.

The film begins with a parody (not all that far off) of the artsy student film festival, and makes clear that's not what they're working for here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 25, 2009
Format: DVD
Brilliant example of independent filmmaking without a budget. It just goes to show that you don't have to have millions of dollars to make an entertaining film as long as you have some talented folks both in front and behind the camera. (Plus you can make a drinking game out of how many times they say the name "Jett Garner.") Looking forward to the next Duplass Brothers film.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dennis A. Amith (kndy) TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 30, 2008
Format: DVD
Robert Rodriguez was among the first that truly was an inspiration of creating movies with a low budget. It just takes some creation and a well-written story and who knows where it can take you.

For the Duplass Brothers, independent filmmakers known for their hit "The Puffy Chair" comes "BAGHEAD", a low-budget horror film that parodies horror films but manages to captivate you with its humor, awkwardness and it stars the queen of mumblecore.

The film stars Ross Partridge, Steve Zissis, Greta Gerwik and Elise Muller as four actors who have not really had any success in their acting careers. After watching a friend's mumblecore (note: a term that means ultra low-budget, shot with a home digital camera) film at an underground film festival, the four decide to write a screenplay but star each of them. So, they decide to go on a retreat to work on this script in a cabin at Big Bear and hopefully it will jumpstart their careers.

The four main characters are:

Matt (Ross Partridge) is the cool guy. He has an off-and-on relationship with Catherine but really wants to make his acting career happen.

Chad (Steve Zissis) is Matt's best friend, also a fellow actor. Low-self esteem, really digs his date Michelle and worried that his best friend Matt may have sex with her.

Catherine (Elise Mueller) is Matt's on-and-off girlfriend and an actress who is not quite happy where her career is, especially as she gets older.

Michelle (Greta Gerwig) is Chad's date and wants to have sex with Matt.

The four try to come up with a script but somehow some are into it and some are not and have difficulty coming up with ideas.
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