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  • Moosen2346 February 2019
    Warning: Spoilers
    I quite enjoyed this short movie. Having not watched many other shorts before I went in with the expectation that they didn't have the time to create a long drawn out story. And for what this short achieved in its run time I think is commendable.

    Positives: The film revolved around Dumpy (played by Emily Tomlins). We get the impression that she lives in a rural setting with portly (Anthony Hayes). Her character is seen to be very socially awkward, made even more apparent when someone comes to their house and ask for car assistance. This is exactly what I would have expected from the character, and was satisfying to see. Some who lives remotely with only 1 other person wouldn't know what to do or say in every situation.

    In addition, Portly shown similar examples of consistency in their social interactions.

    Her desires have an introduction, her care for cats and that she wants to move away from the mundane rural lifestyle, move to the city and create a cat grooming business. This also has a satisfying pay off at the end of the short.

    Negatives: The music in the end of the film felt it jump the gun a little bit. I would have preferred it to queue in later. If the sounds aren't playing in the films universe you run the risk of taking viewers out of the film. The use music earlier, which I think was used appropriately. They film inside an enclosed space, and I got the impression that the trailer they were staying in was a 'near an open road', hence why some approaches them when their car gets a flat. But this makes an earlier shot of her trying to look out of a window in the enclosed space make less sense. I get its meant to signify wanting the escape, but they convey this is many other ways.

    Despite the final scene's music, its still made this for me. Dumpy's excitement and the chance to leave, and her struggle with the tire was well acted. Would recommend.