MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,242 this week

The Long and Short of It (2003)

 |  Short, Drama  |  January 2003 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 2,040 users  
Reviews: 41 user

A workman gets some unexpected help from two people of vastly different sizes.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1643 titles
created 22 Apr 2011
 
a list of 1490 titles
created 16 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1529 titles
created 19 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 22 May 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 22 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Long and Short of It (2003)

The Long and Short of It (2003) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Long and Short of It.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Forgotten Silver (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Forgotten Silver is a mockumentary which details the prodigious life of "lost" filmmaker Colin McKenzie and his incredible advances that were lost to history...until now. This supergenius ... See full summary »

Directors: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson
Stars: Peter Jackson, Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes
Bad Taste (1987)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg
Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all the world waiting for the show the assorted co-stars must ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie
The Freemason (2013)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A wealthy banker lies ritualistically and brutally murdered. The banker's daughter and only heir, Rana (Alex McKenna), calls upon Cyrus Rothwell (Randy Wayne), a brilliant but eccentric ... See full summary »

Director: Sohrab Mirmont
Stars: Sean Astin, Randy Wayne, Alex McKenna
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of King Kong, one of the most influential films ever made.

Stars: Rick Baker, Craig Barron, Rudy Behlmer
Drama | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

River runs the one-man operation of Tranquility Records, recording animal sounds near his house and making music from them. The only neighboring house is for sale, and noisy Ted buys it and moves in, creating trouble for River.

Director: George Port
Stars: Danny Mulheron, Murray Keane
Short | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

What the "spider-pit" sequence from the original King Kong (1933) probably looked like (the original sequence was cut out of the original movie because it was deemed "too gruesome" and was subsequently lost).

Director: Peter Jackson
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Sean Astin
Stars: Gregory Hines, Stoney Jackson, Mister Jones
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Peter Jackson
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Grizzled Painter
Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor ...
Woman
Paul Randall ...
Tall Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sophie Brewster ...
Extra
...
Bus Driver
Perry Norris ...
Extra
...
Extra
Philippa Race ...
Extra
Fa Suluvave ...
Extra
David Williams ...
Extra (as Dave Williams)
Edit

Storyline

A bedraggled painter is in way over his head. His back hurts. His ladder is broken. It seems he may never be able to hang an enourmous pastoral painting. Then... as chance would have it, two strangers, very different in size but equally benevolent in heart, wander his way. With the help of a kindly little lady and a gangly good-natured giant, our every-day artist overcomes his dilemma and fulfils his day's work. Three worlds unite. Ranging from 3 1/2 feet small to eight feet tall, they finally step back to admire their collaborative efforts... What is revealed is that they have not been working together on a painting after all; rather, they have collaborated in posting up an unlikely automobile advertisement, which between the three of them none are likely to be able to afford or make use of because of their particular stature. But have no fear -- they are all able to take advantage of the public transit system. The grateful painter joins his new acquaintances for the trip home. The ... Written by Sean Astin & Josh Tundra

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

workman | giant | bus | midget | kindness | See All (6) »

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

January 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Entire film was made in one day. See more »

Goofs

In the "Making Of" on the The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers DVD (Region 2), the copyright date at the end is MMMII (3002). See more »

Crazy Credits

P.S. I Love You Christine See more »


Soundtracks

Che Gelida Manina
from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème
Conducted by Riccardo Chailly Rodolfo
Performed by Roberto Alagna Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Courtesy of Decca Record Company - London
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises Copyright © 1999. All Rights Reserved
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fun short
23 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful little short about cooperation. The direction is great. Sean took a very simple approach, not a lot of angles, just letting the simple story and setting come out. It seems like it was done simply as a fun diversion while filming the epic Lord of the Rings, and illustrating on a small level what all those involved learned. Watch for Peter Jackson's cameo. And be sure to read the credits. Some are just plain funny! All in all, a fun short film, that proves that Sean Astin has the instinct to become a great director, if he wants to.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sean Astin wrote the IMDB plot summary for The Long And Short Of It. VampV
i saw the behind the scenes and he was really mean OrLiBlOoMfAn
Where can I see it? down82
cute sprite723
Is this not the movie he made after the second falsone84
Loved it!!! GilAmrun
Discuss The Long and Short of It (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?