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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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Made from the heart!
24 November 2004 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

Just saw Andrea Arnold's 'WASP' and am blown away by the her talent - this story is so painfully real that as much as you want to look away you can't.

Beautifully cast and acted - not one false note from any of the cast (the kids are superb) and shot in such away that you find yourself not watching a dramatization but participating in something that is actually happening. You want to reach out and just grab the mother and shake some sense into her, even as you can't begrudge her need to have a brief moment of happiness (potentially destructive as her actions and needs are).

The director has great talent! Hopefully Hollywood will cultivate her!!


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