FLOWER

"Has Society Gone Nuts?"

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Summary:

FLOWER is a disgusting comedy-drama about a teenage girl who seduces adult men and then blackmails them but gets into trouble when she accidentally kills a teacher who abuses other children. FLOWER is a disgusting movie with no entertainment quality, no moral virtues, underage drinking, and tons of graphic foul language.

Review:

FLOWER is a disgusting comedy-drama about a teenage girl who seduces adult men and then blackmails them.

Erica is just your normal rebellious 17-year-old in California. She loves hanging out with her friends, drinks Big Gulps, and goes bowling every now and then. Oh, and she has a side business where she performs oral sex on adult men and then blackmails them. The money she gets she puts into savings, so she can bail her casino-robbing father out of jail, which would cost $15,000, an amount she nearly has.

Erica’s mother’s boyfriend, Bob, is moving into their house, and Bob’s 18-year-old son Luke, who’s just getting out of rehab for a pill addiction, will be living with them too. Erica’s mother is worried her daughter will scare Bob away with her antics, so she pleads with Erica to be on her best behavior and to be especially nice to Luke, who’s clearly troubled.

When Erica catches Luke trying to hang himself, she starts looking into his life and finds out that he was molested as a child by a teacher. Erica wants to help Luke, so she and her friends plan to seduce this teacher like she’s done with other men and blackmail him and ruin his life.

The teenagers put together their plan, but everything goes super wrong when they accidentally murder the man. Lucas and Erica decide the only solution for them is to run away to Mexico.

FLOWER is neither funny, nor very dramatic. It’s painfully crude and offensive and swaps out what should be witty comedic dialogue with long discussions of oral sex. The main character’s obsession with male anatomy is genuinely alarming, and her interactions with nearly every human being in the movie are manic. At one point, the main character defends her erratic sexual behavior because of feminism, though her mother clearly tried unsuccessfully to get her to suppress some of those feelings. Worst of all, Erica never feels bad for how she’s hurt the people around her and never apologizes. She simply is herself and expects the world around her to go along with it. Thus, FLOWER is maddening to watch and baffling as to why anyone would write a character like this for a movie.

In addition to all of this, FLOWER is laced with foul language and obscene sexual discussions. FLOWER is an abhorrent movie that all moviegoers will want to avoid.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong pagan, lawless worldview with no moral center and lots of immoral and irreverent behavior, plus there’s an occult reference to “worshiping the devil”;

Foul Language:
More than 110 obscenities (including at least 70 “f” words), nine profanities and vomiting;

Violence:
Strong and light violence includes girls fight at school, one girl punches another girl, girl gashes her knee open, teenage boy tries to hang himself, a man is pushed onto a coffee table, and a metal shard impales his back and kills him;

Sex:
No depicted sex, but offscreen oral sex, and offscreen fornication between teenagers, and heavy discussion of oral sex, molestation, and rape;

Nudity:
Teenage girl has a notebook of drawings of male genitalia, teenage girls appear in their underwear, and some upper male nudity;

Alcohol Use:
Underage drinking;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Reference to drug use and addiction, plus teenagers drug a man’s beer;

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Blackmail, lying, kidnapping, and moral nihilism.

In Brief:

FLOWER is a disgusting comedy-drama about a teenage girl who seduces adult men and blackmails them. When Erica’s mother’s boyfriend moves in with her and her mom, he brings his son, Luke, who just left rehab. Erica isn’t happy about this, but she doesn’t have a choice. Erica finds out Luke was molested as a child by a teacher, so she, along with her friends, formulate a plan to seduce this teacher, blackmail him and ruin his life. Their plan goes awry.

FLOWER is neither funny, nor very dramatic. It’s painfully crude and offensive. The main character’s obsession with male anatomy is genuinely alarming, and her interactions with nearly every human being in the movie are manic. She simply is herself and expects the world to go along with it. It’s maddening to watch such a person and baffling as to why anyone would write a character like this for a movie. In addition to all of this, FLOWER is laced with graphic foul language and obscene sexual discussions. FLOWER is an abhorrent movie that all intelligent moviegoers will want to avoid.