Rent-A-Person (2004)


“You’re a lifesaver buddy…If only there were more of you” – Jaguar Man rent a person

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Nov 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A bathroom attendant gets an opportunity of a lifetime on his way to work one day

My Take on it – Before less than a month ago, I had never even heard of the Director KUrt Kuenne, but ever since seeing Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About his Father (2008) last month, he has soared to a very high spot of my list of favorite directors.

I have subsequently seen Shuffle (2011) and this movie and have 2 more on my list to tackle soon.

This is a relatively short film that packs so many ideas into it that I kept feeling that it needs to be longer to get everything across.

The way that this movie handles its story, its music and its humor makes it so entertaining to watch.

The songs work well within the story and it seems like everyone had so much fun making this.

The idea to have the main character stay in character even when he changes jobs works well both as a comic gesture and also as a mark on how society views certain people no matter what they may be doing.

I loved how TJ Thyne makes a small cameo at the end since he is also featured in two other of Kuenne’s movies.

My biggest complaint about Kuenne’s work is that there isn’t enough of it out there for us all to relish.

Bottom Line – Very ingenious idea that feels a bit cramped as a short film but is still amazing to watch.  Loved the way the humor, music and storyline played well together giving us such a satisfying movie.  I love how I’ve been enjoying all of Kuenne’s work; it’s too bad he doesn’t have even more titles to relish. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Director Kurt Kuenne tweeted in July 2015 “My short film “Rent-A-Person” from 2004 appears to be coming to life in Canada. Craziness!” (From Twitter)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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