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In a fancy restaurant, Ben plans to propose to his long time girlfriend, Laura, only to find out that his ring was mistakenly sent to the wrong table. A short film by Daniel Sorochkin, in which he manages to capitalize on an escalation of bad interactions that allows not only for the tension to build within the story, but also for each comedic moment to land just right. The absurdity with which he’s created his antagonist forces his good natured lead to leave his comfort zone, which makes for compelling character development and strong conflict. So while the characters themselves play to simpler stereotypes, Sorochkin makes it easy for his audience to discern who to root for and for effortless emotional manipulation. It’s a simple, but enjoyable short, with great performances from the cast and some sleek cinematography. This is a great example of how short films just need a strong script, but nothing too complex or ambitious, with one good idea at the middle of it all.


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