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Box Elder (2008)

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89 min | Comedy

Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation that thinks big, talks fast, and threatens to ...See moreBox elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation that thinks big, talks fast, and threatens to change the world, Box Elder is an unapologetic portrait of a youth movement at odds with its own ambivalence, exposing a generation defined by privilege, potential, and self-induced paralysis. The film follows four best friends through their last years of college. Dependant on their parents financially, and on each other emotionally, they spend their time sleeping in, hanging out, and eating lots of sandwiches. Using break-ups and re-occurring scholastic failures to impose a quarter-life crisis, they take turns postponing responsibility, avoiding accountability, and looking for someone or something to substantiate their lives, all the while hedging their bets and mastering the art of treading water and getting away with it. It's a collegiate love letter. Written by TS See less
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$60,000
Opening weekend
$3,188
Gross (US & Canada)
$48,996
Gross (World)
$48,996
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Mar 3, 2008 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Hina Abdullah
Laura Glaser Laura Glaser   See fewer
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Kyle Ayers
Phil Ryerson Phil Ryerson   See fewer
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Andy Cohen
Jason Franks Jason Franks   See fewer
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David Crespy
Dudley Ginsberg Dudley Ginsberg   See fewer
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Chad Haas
Brad Fletcher Brad Fletcher   See fewer
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Chris Nester
Frank Brouillette Frank Brouillette   See fewer
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James Ponsoldt
Robby 'Couv' McGovern Robby 'Couv' McGovern   See fewer
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Nick Renkoski
Nick Becker Nick Becker   See fewer
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Alex Rennie
Alex Rennie Alex Rennie   See fewer
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Amy Shaw
Sarah Sampsons Sarah Sampsons   See fewer
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Jim Shipley
Annoying Guy Annoying Guy   See fewer
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Jeff Sklar
That Guy That Guy   See fewer
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Todd Sklar
John Scott John Scott   See fewer
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Brian Sturgill
Matt Vaggey Matt Vaggey   See fewer
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Ross Taylor
Max Hennessey Max Hennessey   See fewer
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Alex Trumble
Howie Doon Howie Doon   See fewer
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John Turk
Zack Bills Zack Bills   See fewer
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Nicole Nicole   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 288 votes