Splinterheads 2009 R CC

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(21) IMDb 5.9/10
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When a traveling carnival comes to a small town, a lifelong slacker meets the girl of his dreams (Rachael Taylor) and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living.

Starring:
Thomas Middleditch, Rachael Taylor
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

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Splinterheads

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Genres Comedy
Director Brant Sersen
Starring Thomas Middleditch, Rachael Taylor
Supporting actors Christopher McDonald, Lea Thompson, Dean Winters, Frankie Faison, Edmund Lyndeck, Pamela Shaw, Jason Rogel, Brendan Burke, Jason Mantzoukas, Lennon Parham, Shiro Aoki, Michael Biscardi, Gary Buccola, Nancy Buccola, Schuylar Dane Croom, Rebecca Lynn Goldfarb, Emmett Harty Jr., Lauren Hunter
Studio Gravitas Ventures LLC
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
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Customer Reviews

The Wife and I love this movie.
Tomer
The relationship that develops between the two, though odd and seemingly unlikely, is well formed.
MJG713
You root for the good guys and hate the bad guys, and it's hilarious all the way.
V. Dahl

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roland E. Zwick on January 16, 2011
Format: DVD
Sort of a cross between "Adventureland" and "Napoleon Dynamite," "Splinterheads" is a tremendously appealing indie comedy about a spastic, perennially put-upon doofus named Justin (Thomas Middleditch) who falls victim to some unscrupulous carnies who come to town. One of them is a beautiful young con artist who goes by the stage name Galaxy (played by the radiant Rachael Taylor), who has a domineering boyfriend (the wonderful Dean Winters from "Rescue Me"), and who sees qualities in Justin that others, including the lad himself, cannot. (A "splinterhead," apparently, is a worker at a carnival who specializes in roping in easily spotted suckers from the crowd).

Middleditch hits all the right notes in making the bumbling, stuttering, well-meaning Justin a wholly likable and wholly relatable figure. Ditto for the rest of the cast, which includes Jason Rogel as his even dorkier best buddy, Wayne; Christopher McDonald as the town's petty and overzealous sheriff; Edmund Lyndeck as Justin's 116-year-old great-grandfather; Lea Thompson as his mom; and Jason Mantzaukas and Lennon Parham as a third-rate magician and his devoted assistant.

Writer/director Brant Sersen nicely captures the flavor of the rural, small town environment in which the film's set, and while he may make amusing caricatures out of his characters, he never feels the need to dehumanize or talk down to them - or to us, for that matter. The humor always remains sharp and observant, and the movie provides some pretty solid laughs throughout.

Check it out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tomer on May 10, 2013
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The Wife and I love this movie. It didn't good ratings but we like it. We first heard of it because of it's reference to GeoCaching. We first rented it from the library then we bought it because of the price. Silly but entertaining.
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By Randy Given on February 10, 2014
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I originally heard of this because of the geocaching. Yes, there are a couple things that aren't quite accurate, but it's very close and certainly gets at the heart of geocaching.

This romantic comedy is worth watching as just that. The acting is very good and draws us into their world. It's nice to have a feel-good movie that's not too mushy.
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While this movie is nothing original for the most part, it is however very funny for what it is. I found this on Netflix and immediately put in my order.
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By Matthew B. Parrish on March 24, 2013
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This was a bargain price for this video. I gave it to my friends as a gift for xmas. They absolutely loved it.
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By V. Dahl on November 30, 2011
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This is a super cute movie with hilarious characters (Thomas Middleditch is so awesome.) You root for the good guys and hate the bad guys, and it's hilarious all the way. Watch this movie!!
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This was such a hilarious and light hearted movie. I don't think my husband and i spent more than a few minutes not laughing at this delightfully funny comedy. The actors were perfect and believable and the setting made it even funnier. Loved the geocaching parts as well it tied everything together nicely and taught me a little about something i didn't even know existed. This will have you laughing til the end. You may even be like my husband and use some of the funny lines and try to do some of the funny stunts that they did as well. Although this isn't recommended. :)
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By movieguy on September 21, 2010
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I really liked this movie. It is not going to smash any box office records, but this movie is really well written and entertaining. I thought Lutz was great as the Guiness Man. He is one of my favorite characters on 30 Rock, so I was suprised to see him in this movie.

Enjoy
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