Watch Hellaware

  • 2014
  • 1 hr 13 min
  • 6.2  (195)
  • 67

Hellaware, released in 2013, is a dark comedy film that follows the story of Nate, a young and ambitious photographer who seeks to make it big in the art world. With his friend and collaborator, Ignacio, Nate sets out to document the vibrant underground art scene in Delaware. Their journey takes them to a small town, where they stumble upon a group of young men who are making a name for themselves by creating bizarre and disturbing art pieces. Nate is intrigued by the group's work and sees this as his big break to make it in the art world.

With the help of his friends, Nate convinces the group of artists to let him document their work and showcase it in a gallery in New York City. However, the group's art repels the mainstream audience, and their exhibition turns out to be a complete disaster. Frustrated with their failure, Nate and Ignacio return to Delaware in search of a new subject to document.

Their search leads them to a group of young men who are into low-level hip hop and street art. Nate sees this as a new opportunity to make it big and promotes the group's work as "authentic street art." However, his efforts backfire when the group's work is discovered to be a fraud. Moreover, they have never even been to the city and Nate is left to deal with the consequences of his actions.

As the story unfolds, the audience is taken on a journey through the grimy and gritty world of Delaware's underground art scene. The film presents a critical commentary on the pretentiousness of the art world and the commodification of art for personal gain.

Keith Poulson delivers a strong performance as Nate, the naive but ambitious photographer seeking validation through his work. Sophia Takal plays his girlfriend, Becca, who is also an artist with a more grounded perspective on the art world. Brent Butler is equally convincing in his role as Ignacio, Nate's eccentric collaborator who serves as the comic relief of the film.

The film's cinematography is impressive, capturing the bleak and eerie atmosphere of Delaware's underground art scene. The use of music is also noteworthy, adding to the overall tone of the film.

Overall, Hellaware is a clever and satirical take on the art world that will leave viewers questioning the true value of art and the lengths some are willing to go to succeed in it. It's a darkly hilarious commentary on the world of art and a cautionary tale about the consequences of trying to game the system.

Hellaware is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 13 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 67.

Where to Watch Hellaware
Hellaware is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download on demand at The Roku Channel. Some platforms allow you to rent Hellaware for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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  • Runtime
    1 hr 13 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (195)
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