Think of the film `Flakes' (`07) as an undated, more hip version of the now defunct but still popular, long running television series `Cheers' only with a vast and varied cereal menu rather than alcoholic beverages. Join store manager Neil Downs (Aaron Stanford) girlfriend Pussy Katz (Zooey Deschanel), owner Willie (Christopher Lloyd) and a zany group of New Orleans residents as they gather daily for a bowl of their favorite cereal.
The shop is but a launching pad for a pithy, intelligent, romantic comedy, coming of age storyline that I enjoyed immensely. `Flakes' only shortcoming is the finish. Which isn't necessarily bad, but I just don't think it quite lives up to what preceded it.
This one will stand up well to repeat viewings, which ultimately is the supreme test for any film. Enjoy!