Flakes – SXSW Premiere

Flakes was a movie I was looking forward to seeing at SXSW.

Starring Zooey Deschanel and Aaron Stanford, this romantic comedy centers around a cereal bar and Zooey’s desire for Aaron to motivate himself a little more and follow his rock dreams and get away from his dead end job. Along the way a rival bar opens across the street and Zooey jumps ship in order to try and help Aaron’s motivation.

Movies starring Deshanel usually have a quirk factor that wasn’t present here, and at the same time, sorely missed. While entertaining, there was nothing significant that would make this movie stand out above any other romantic comedy that hits the theater on an almost weekly basis.

The performances were fine, the story fine, and overall the movie was… fine.