There's nothing particularly anarchistic about “The Anarchist Cookbook,” a broad farce that aims for a spirit halfway between “Animal House” and “Heathers” and lands squarely in the middle of nowhere. Writer-director Jordan Susman tosses together a bunch of outcasts familiar from cliché and lets them fend for themselves in a movie that comes up short on humor or any deeper meaning. Our narrator is Puck (Devon Gummersall, who gives a winning performance reminiscent of early John Cusack), a college dropout who lives in a communal house run by platitude-spouting hippie holdover Johnny Red (John Savage) and peopled by representatives from as many anti-establishment causes as the filmmaker can squeeze in. Into this peace-loving universe comes Johnny Black (Dylan Bruno), a buffed-out nihilist whose personal brand of anarchy is more action-oriented than theoretical. Guess what? Conflict ensues. The film aims to be thought-provoking and funny, but this reviewer only laughed twice, and was only provoked into one thought: How do you go from “The Deer Hunter to this?” Poor John Savage. Starring Devon Gummersall, Dylan Bruno, Gina Philips and John Savage. Directed and written by Jordan Susman. Produced by Robert Latham Brown, Amy Greenspun and Jordan Susman. No distributor set. Comedy. Not yet rated. Running time: 101 min.