This Guy Is Falling (2000)

  |  Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi


Alison buys a used car without consulting any men, including her boyfriend Bob and their friend Warren. On the dash is a switch marked "Gravity." Bob flips the switch, and all gravity, at ... See full summary »


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10 December 2004 | bob the moo
A strange comic tone to the whole thing makes it worth seeing
Warren is riding in the back seat of the car with Bob and his girlfriend Alison. Bob is ribbing Alison about getting ripped off when buying her used car – hell, she doesn't even know what the red switch marked "gravity" does! In the middle of a little argument between them, the switch gets hit and everything begins to float around. It is at this point in his life that Warren discovers something that had thus far evaded him – love, in the shape of a girl who just floats into his life.

A chance find on a video, this short film is nicely quirky and enjoyable enough to be worth seeing. Mixing animation and live action with a off kilter sense of humour and some nice inventive touches to the writing, it manages to be weird enough throughout to keep you watching. The story is simple enough despite being very different in appearance but it works and I did enjoy it throughout the running time. Other reviewers have alluded to the idea that filling a short is easy but I have seen enough bad ones to know that it is not. Here it works well and is never dull.

The animation is not Hollywood action movie standard for computer graphics but it has a feel to it that fitted the tone of the whole film and it works well with the live action. The cast do well and again seem to fit the off-kilter tone but really it is the production/direction of the whole package that really holds it altogether and matches everything up.

Overall a inconsequential bit of fluff when compared to some short films but one that is weird, different, interesting, fun and enjoyable – and all those qualities should make it well worth 10 minutes of your time if you get the chance to see it at some point.

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Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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April 2000

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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