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The Parlor (2001)

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A group of people are gathered in a room, which is a "live" depiction of a typical Internet chat room. Some pretends to be much younger than they are, to chat up minors. Two of them falls victim of their own scam in a surprising way.

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Slappy Sue
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Beth
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Schizo
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A group of people come together in an anonymous waiting room. All are wearing name tags. As they exchange small talk, though, we realize there's something odd: some of them are saying things about themselves that are clearly false, like the middle-aged man "Beth" and another middle-aged man hitting on a 14-year-old girl. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The poster of the butterflies at the start of the short reads "When a collection of brilliant minds, hearts and talents come together... expect a masterpiece." See more »

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Schizo: Hey, if you took a machine gun to Time Square and just started spraying bullets, how many people do you reckon you could kill before the cops took you down.
Jerry: I dunno, maybe two, three hundred.
Schizo: Oh you think so. I was thinking the gun would jam after about fifty.
Joey: Now what in the hell do you know about machine guns, Schizo.
Schizo: Now how about I come over there and fucking show you, huh? How about that shit?
Security Guard: [Enters room and takes Schizo out] Sir, no swearing in here.
Bambi: I think someone really needs to find ...
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Where oh where is the funniest thing I saw in 2001?
26 November 2003 | by (Port Colborne, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This short had me howling at the accuracies of my chat room addiction days of the late 90's. I really wish I could find a copy of this somewhere, so very well thought out and executed. I believe this won the Sundance "Best Short" award, or something to that effect, for 2001.


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