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Wasp (2003)

 -  Short | Drama  -  23 October 2004 (USA)
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Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. ... See full summary »

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Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. Scared that he doesn't want to go out with her, she lies and tells him that she is just babysitting the kids. This will be her first date in years. Written by Rhodry

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When You Say Nothin' At All
Written by Don Schlitz / W. Benton Overstreet
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Danny Dyer In Oscar Shock
8 March 2014 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

After lamenting never having seen an Oscar winning - and probably an Oscar nominated short film - I chanced upon the Oscar sub section on The Short Of The Week website and found this one . Somewhat typically the first Oscar winning short film I have ever watched would also be one that I wouldn't instinctively like or watch - a British social realist drama probably made by the middle class who feel guilty about not being born in da ghetto and feel ashamed that they've never been the victim a fatal drive by and feel the need to do a fictional misery memoir . That said WASP is made by Andrea Arnold who did go on to have a mainstream career where as sadly most short film makers seem to end their short journey in to the cinematic world of directing a couple of obscure shorts and then disappear never to be heard of again . If nothing else if I watched WASP at least I could impress associates with a trivia question as in " Name the Oscar winning film that Danny Dyer starred in ? "

All expectations were turned on their head by this short film . I did expect WASP to be something along the lines of victim culture to make the grief whoring Guardinistas feel good about themselves but this isn't in fact what it is . Interesting to see how different people on this page have interpreted it . I don't think politics comes in to it because of the focus of the audiences sympathies fall firmly on the children and not Zoe . Poverty is a terrible thing but many people can rise above it via strength of spirit in bringing up children in a very adverse environment . It's not just merely social economic environment that's causing problems for the children here but the p*ss poor parent skills of Zoe . The children are victims - Zoe is not end of . It's not often I get rather angry and feel great sympathy for characters in fictional films but WASP is one of those few films that has done to me recently . Add to this Danny Dyer starring in an Oscar film and you've got something remarkable . I can't however rate it more than a seven because it's depressing and I thought 7:35 IN THE MORNING deserved the Oscar


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