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Pretty functional with only the big names and resources making it stand out
This short film is part of a push of female cast and crew in the film industry. It features a lot of faces you will know in front of the camera, but also clicking around the crew you'll find quite a few with a lot of experience and potential. As someone who watches a lot of short films, finding such as cast in a short is a surprise, although in this case it is unfortunately one of the main reasons to remember the film.
It isn't bad, not at all. It looks good, has talented performers in the cast, and has clear reference points for its genre. However it is far too functional in what it does. The plot is fairly obvious as it unfolds, and it goes where you expect. There isn't enough tension, comedy, empathy, or drama in any consistent measure to make it work. The scenes with Dern and Dillahunt hold the most potential, and there are some striking moments, but it felt like there should have been more meat to it than there was. Kudos for the film for doing what it is doing as part of a project, however the film itself is merely okay.
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