Elephant (2003)

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Avg Rating: 3.4 / 5. Voted: 26

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Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Alex Frost (Alex), Eric Deulen (Eric), John Robinson (John), Elias McConnell (Elias), Nathan Tyson (Nathan), Carrie Finklea (Carrie), Kristen Hicks (Michelle, nerdy girl), Matt Malloy (Mr. Luce), Timothy Bottoms (John’s father)
Country: Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:21:21

Plot – Spoilers:
Winner of the Palme d’Or and based on the Columbine High School massacre, Elephant doesn’t dwell on or care about motives. Instead, we literally follow the principal characters around school in the leadup to the climactic moments. And when it does arrive, it’s devoid of excitement, adrenaline or any rush. At most you could say the killers looked like they had about as much fun as two friends playing a game casually at home, would.

Elephant might feeling boring at times, but that’s how a regular day at school would feel if you recorded every instance of it. This is a normal day, with an extraordinary ending.

Genres: Based on a True Story, Mass Killings, Teenagers

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Zed Man
Zed Man
November 26, 2021 9:29 pm

I’m hoping to watch this someday. I never actually watch the movies on here. I thought the comment section here was not to talk about the movie in question but was sort of like a lonely hearts club – dating/friendship area. Sort of like Facebook. Someone mentioned that the comment section was made so people who actually watch the movies could make comments that would inspire people to watch or maybe not watch the film, based on their opinion. That concept never occurred to me. Well, it’s half past the monkey’s ass – quarter to his balls, so I have… Read more »

gongora
gongora
Reply to  Zed Man
November 26, 2021 11:23 pm

you are gay bro. bye

Eevie
Eevie
Reply to  gongora
November 27, 2021 2:33 am

……….. *sigh*

Zed Man ( Cop)
Zed Man ( Cop)
Reply to  Zed Man
November 27, 2021 12:17 am

I did not write this comment. Hi there Vic, I presume its you pretending to be me. Did you know that its actually a crime to assume another persons identity? Seriously man, let go of this obsession and go out and make some friends and stop stalking and harrassing people, youre not doing yourself any favours. I dont understand why youre carrying on like this just cause I commented on a movie I have not yet seen. Other people do it too so why single me out? You know, I can find you if I want so I suggest you… Read more »

Eevie
Eevie
Reply to  Zed Man ( Cop)
November 27, 2021 2:33 am

It was pretty obvious that it was not you.
I think it would funny if you tracked him down and just rang him up. :p

Elliot Spencer
Elliot Spencer
Reply to  Zed Man ( Cop)
November 27, 2021 3:05 am

Just plant some cp on their computer, then they’re screwed for life:’) This is getting kinda funny tho tbh, person literally only comments to mess w ya, but they don’t talk about the film either! Ur literally living rent-free in this ‘Vics’ head, lol. Usually I don’t comment about things like this, but I’m deep into a handle of vodka. Fuck it;)

Elliot Spencer
Elliot Spencer
Reply to  Admin
November 27, 2021 3:37 am

Lol, I did see that message but wasn’t concerned, figured something like that, since censorship kinda goes against ur whole foundation;) Thanks again for the ongoing efforts u all put towards this site, btw!

The Real Zed Man
The Real Zed Man
Reply to  Elliot Spencer
November 27, 2021 8:55 am

Eevie and Elliot, theres plenty I could do if I wanted to, but I just want this troll to leave me the fuck alone and go seek some help. Thx for caring enough to reply, I loves ya both. Cheers.

Eevie
Eevie
Reply to  The Real Zed Man
November 27, 2021 5:59 pm

Loves ya too dude. (even if you are a cop lol)

Elliot Spencer
Elliot Spencer
Reply to  The Real Zed Man
November 27, 2021 6:14 pm

“Double bacon cheeseburger. It’s for a cop…” Lol, cheers to u as well;)

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  The Real Zed Man
December 27, 2021 4:44 pm

Listen Zed Man, you fucking little asshole, and listen good. I was just kidding around when I trolled you this time but if I see you and your douche bag friends on here ridiculing and threatening people like you have in the past, I’m going to troll you 10 times worse, you fucking douche bag. Have a nice day, shit for brains.

A concerned friend
A concerned friend
Reply to  The Real Zed Man
December 27, 2021 5:29 pm

Don’t let that guy rattle you Zed Man. It’s probably that creep Vic. Although it might be someone else. You have been a fucking asshole to a lot of people on here and you have said a lot of racist things too. Well, no need to worry about it now. This must have been a really shitty month for you, getting trolled everyday like that, but at least now you know how it feels when the shoe is on the other foot. Actually, you should thank the trolls for trying to teach you how not to be an asshole.

Sito
Sito
November 26, 2021 10:16 pm

This shit was crazy

Eevie
Eevie
November 27, 2021 2:31 am

Not being from America, please forgive my ignorance.. The actual killers that this is based on.. did they have a homosexual relationship? I quite honestly have no recollection of hearing that other than when people were trying to insult them. (Ave Satanas that we have moved past “gay” being an insult… again, not from America 😉 )
So was this a shitty 2000s jab at the killer’s? I am very curious.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  Eevie
November 28, 2021 3:10 pm

They weren’t, at least they weren’t together. Could have had some repressed stuff or been hiding it but no, they weren’t gay in real life.

nate
nate
Reply to  Eevie
November 29, 2021 1:20 am

they were doing radical stuff cos well…

Heidi
Heidi
November 27, 2021 3:27 am

“Climactic”, not “climatic” (which refers to climate).

Mitch
Mitch
November 27, 2021 3:35 pm

It was alright. As someone mentioned, anticlimactic. Zero Day is so much better.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
Reply to  Mitch
November 27, 2021 6:54 pm

Hello Mitch.Is the movie ZERO DAY here on this site?

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
Reply to  Admin
November 28, 2021 10:30 am

Super!

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
November 27, 2021 6:55 pm

Hello! The final was alright!And wow ..this story was real.A decent movie based on true events.

dillweed
dillweed
November 27, 2021 9:22 pm

acting wasnt great but it shows how nonchalant the killers were when committing horrible crimes

Rottingbrit
Rottingbrit
November 28, 2021 3:36 am

holy shit, some of these student where complete NPC acting when the bullets started flying.

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
November 28, 2021 6:51 am

Interesting that this was based on a true story, but didn’t bother with accuracy. I guess that’s what you call artistic lisence. Only succeeded in boring me. Couldn’t follow the timeline or the character hopping; mostly couldn’t care. Seems like they missed an opportunity to enlighten.

matt drury
matt drury
December 5, 2021 1:48 pm

good movie but have u got the one with the actual footage of the school dnt no wot the movie is called but it the true life version of columbine

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
Reply to  matt drury
December 5, 2021 1:55 pm

Is it called “The Columbine Massacre – In the Killer’s mind” maybe? I’m not sure.

Synesthete
Synesthete
December 7, 2021 9:19 am

If you thought either of them were “gay,” you’re unenlightened as Hell.

Sito
Sito
December 21, 2021 8:15 pm

Zero day was better all around imo but this movie did a way better job with the shooting scene — obv harder to do when doing a strictly found footage movie, but Van Sant had the liberty to more of a cinematic touch to it

The Benny character was incredible btw

Knotty B.
Knotty B.
December 24, 2021 4:49 am

I loved the suspense. This one was hard to watch.

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