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Words, Words, Words (1991)

Reci, reci, reci... (original title)
In a cafe, people talk, their words become expresively-shaped balloons. An older waiter tries to connect with a young woman who's reading. She brushes him off, but gets into an animated and... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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In a cafe, people talk, their words become expresively-shaped balloons. An older waiter tries to connect with a young woman who's reading. She brushes him off, but gets into an animated and romantic conversation with a young man. A dog goes from table to table drinking beer and wine when people aren't looking. Older men talk about sexual conquests until one of their wives interrupts them. The young couple argues; he starts to leave, she pleads, he leaves anyway. The waiter tries to help. Old guys talk until they nod off. Women chat. Later, as the waiter cleans up, the finds the young woman's book. He sighs, the dog sleeps it off. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Probably not everyone's cup o' tea
11 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While interesting in style, RECI, RECI, RECI is probably not a film that will appeal to anyone other than die-hard animation buffs. There isn't so much a story as a weird way of showing what people are saying by using cut out words. The animation style is unique but not especially pleasant. There are sound effects and sounds (such as people saying 'aahh') but no dialog--just what is in writing.

Frankly, I don't get it. After watching it, I still didn't see much of a point and it seemed less a cartoon short and more of an unsuccessful experiment. However, the Oscar people were impressed and nominated it for Best Animated Short. However, the category was otherwise well represented that year and RECI, RECI, RECI didn't stand a prayer. I just found it to be strange and quite unpleasant.


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