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Smashing Pumpkins

USA 2017
produced by
Glass Hammer, Walkie Talkie Productions
directed by Michael Malone
starring Ken Garr, Michael Malone, Tiffany Van Goey, Ricarlo Flannagan
written by Michael Malone

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

As kids, Dave (Ken Garr) and Adam (Michael Malone) used Halloween night as an excuse to "terrorize" the neighbourhood - which mostly meant tipping over trash cans and smashing pumpkins they found on other people's porches. But that was many Halloweens ago, now the two are in their 30s and meet for Halloween at Dave's to watch a bunch of scary movies - and while Dave has become a responsible husband and father, Adam seems to try everything to hold onto his youth - and neither of them is completely happy with it, something in Dave craves for the exciting times before he had become all responsible, while Adam's life lacks a proper anchor. And then someone smashes the pumpkins on Dave's porch, and the two set out to avenge that dastardly deed - and while cruising the city looking for the culprit, they are not immune to silly ideas ...

 

Now above synopsis might make this movie sound more serious than it is, as while it is about growing up, essentially, and everything that comes with it, it's also lots of fun, thanks to really funny dialogue that fits the characters though and is brought across convincingly. Plus the movie doesn't try to hammer home a message but to entertain first and foremost - and really succeeds.

As mentioned, fun!

 

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