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Holiday Romance (1998)

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A would-be thief enters a house and finds plenty of reasons to make himself at home. Chief among them is the fact that he can't leave, having been trapped by his 'victim' and forced to look... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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A would-be thief enters a house and finds plenty of reasons to make himself at home. Chief among them is the fact that he can't leave, having been trapped by his 'victim' and forced to look after the place while she's on vacation. Can the tables be turned again? Written by Anonymous

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Immensely clever and unique!
25 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film received an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short and it surely deserved it because the plot was so immensely clever and unique. I can honestly say I've never seen another film like this one! A pretty young lady is at the train station and she deliberately drops her house key while at the train station on the way to a holiday. A young thief picks it up and goes to the house with the intention of robbing it. However, once in the home, he finds that it's a fortress and he doesn't know the access code to get out!! Soon, the phone begins to ring and he eventually answers it. The lady who dropped the key is there and said she set up this crook because she needed someone to watch her home and take care of her dog!! While he tried to argue with her, she ignored him and told him where he could find everything he needed. Stuck, he has no choice but to comply and hope she doesn't call the police.

Now doesn't this sound imaginative?! To make things even more interesting, there's far more to this story. What happens next is super interesting and entertaining. Give this intelligently made and well produced film a look. Unless you are a total prat, you'll love it.

PS--As an American, I am quite proud of my use of the word 'holiday' and 'prat'--they seemed quite appropriate as this is a British film.

PPS--If the tune for the short sounds familiar, it was later used as the theme song for the Showtime series, DEAD LIKE ME.


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