An off-screen narrator introduces us to six people: a man tightly wound, a free spirit, a lonely guy, an overweight businessman who's just avoided exercise by sitting in a Jacuzzi, a woman ... See full summary »
An off-screen narrator introduces us to six people: a man tightly wound, a free spirit, a lonely guy, an overweight businessman who's just avoided exercise by sitting in a Jacuzzi, a woman who's boyfriend has just dumped her, and a woman sitting on a park bench doing the crossword. Their paths are bound to cross. Will anything of their natures be revealed? And what of the scar of the beginning? Written by
Belly Button is in many ways the perfect short film; Well-written characters, sensitive performances (especially by Sharon Small and Don Gillet), great locations, beautifully photographed and pulled off with great style in ten minutes. You're left caring about the characters and it immediately invites a re-watch. The key here though is the tight and witty script and the deftness with which its interweaving threads are realized by writer/director David Hewitt, who clearly has a masterful touch with both the performances and the camera. The narrator's unique, dry timbre also seems to fit perfectly with the overall feel of this mature, and enchanting little film. Looking out for future projects by this director.
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