Robin Comisar’s Great Choice is everything a short film is meant to be: powerful, intense, thought-provoking and memorable.
The film’s synopsis read’s “A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.” – which, if you are anything like me, is enough to already pique my interest. Giving anything more away that that would be diving head-first into heavy spoiler territory, so let’s lets skip the plot and talk about the substance.
The film is a clever homage to the days of VHS and that one commercial you watched over and over again because you were too lazy to get up and stop recording. As the commercial repeats, things go from cheesy, over-friendly customer service to what one would imagine hell to be like in a matter of minutes.
There are some wonderful special effects, intelligently edited scenes, and very playful cuts. It was reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, especially because of the 80s video quality, dress-sense, and hairstyles. As creepy as certain scenes were, there was a certain tongue-in-cheek, humorous undercurrent that flows throughout the short.
The ending was not what I was expecting; it lacked the punch that the rest of the film offered, but I suppose that it gave the film more of a message – a reason for all the madness and a point to dwell upon.
Overall, a lot of fun and something unique and memorable.
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