Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Oct 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A lonely ventriloquist spends his days on a street corner with his dummy yearning for a more meaningful life.
My Take on it – The best short films are the ones that easily take us on a journey which feels so complete despite not taking quite long.
This film is a perfect example because in less than ten minutes we are exposed to a man who expresses his emotions and thoughts via a ventriloquist dummy instead of on his own.
When we inky see him, we can see and feel the insecurities but when equipped with his ‘dummy’ he can express himself so clearly, confidently and straightforward that he and his dummy feel like two completely different people.
Kevin Spacey is perfect in the title role because his talent for impressions help make us believe the story even more.
If this us the kind of work we can expect from first tine writer/director Benjamin Leavitt, I cant wait to see what else he gas in store fir us.
Bottom Line – Does a great job in just ten minutes showing how some people keep their true feelings and thoughts concealed until they find a way to express them. Spacey is superb in the title role and helps make us believe this story. If this is the kind of work we can expect from Leavitt, count me in. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Written and directed by Benjamin Leavitt (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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