Curfew (2012)


curfew“My name is Richard and I am your uncle” – Richie

Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Apr 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A man at the lowest point in his life is asked to babysit his estranged sister’s daughter for a few hours where they both learn much about each other and themselves.

My Take on it – I somehow came across this movie and decided to give it a try.

I’m generally not that big of a fan of short subject films, but after finding a gem like this, I can understand that quality movies can be 3 hours long or just 19 minutes long (quality not quantity I guess)

The themes of forgiveness, regret, redemption, friendship and discovering reasons to live are portrayed very well here.

This movie truly deserved its Oscar win.

The one scene that will always stay with me is the dancing bowling scene which feels integrated so well into the storyline.

Bottom Line – Despite its very short running time, it’s a very powerful movie about redemption, forgiveness and finding reasons to keep going. I completely understand how this movie won the Oscar fot Best live action short. The dancing bowling scene is great and seems to fit in extremely well. Highly recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Originally, a different song was meant to be featured in the bowling alley scene. The scene was choreographed with that song as basis. However, the artist wouldn’t agree to give the rights for the song to be used in the film, so at the last minute, Shawn Christensen had to write and record a new one to be used as a replacement, while keeping up with the tempo of the scene. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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