The Cost of Living (II) (2005)

  |  Short, Sci-Fi

An engaging script, powerful performances, and stylish effects make this short film a must see for everyone. "With this film, it's not the Sci-Fi factor that got me, it's the human factor." William B. Davis

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app


1 win.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

6 September 2007 | druss44121-1
| Excellent
Just saw this, very good. Extremely engaging, especially for a short that is simply two people sitting in a room talking. Great production values, excellent multi-layered script and strong performances. I think this would make a great feature film, you could even use this very short as the beginning of the film since it would require a different actor from then on. One of the things I read says that it was not about the sci-fi but about the human factor, but in my mind great sci-fi is about humans (think Blade Runner) and this is an example of sci-fi at its most subtle and effective, when it's a true drama with engaging ideas and characters.

Directing was good too, well shot with lighting that was not mundane and a good amount of different set-ups to keep things varied.

So overall, great short and great potential for more. 9/10!

Critic Reviews

Did You Know?


Plot Summary


Short | Sci-Fi


Release Date:




Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Thomas Middleditch Takes Us Inside 'Godzilla'

The "Silicon Valley" star moves from comedy to monsters with his role in Godzilla: King of the Monsters and gives insight into what it's really like on a big-budget movie set.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on