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The Fan and the Flower (2005)

An ill-fated and unconsummated romance between a fan and a flower magically creates a fairy-tale ending.

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A narrator tells us the story of a ceiling fan, ensconced in the spare room of a house occupied by an old woman. The fan is lonely, and its life takes a turn for the better when the old woman puts a flowering plant in the spare room. A romance develops between fan and flower, until the old woman's decrepitude puts one of the lovers' life at risk. The fan must act. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Let's Never Stop Falling in Love
Composed by China Forbes & Thomas M. Lauderdale (as Thomas M. Lauderdale)
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an unlikely romance
10 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is departure from Bill Plympton's usual work, which is not to say that his cadre of fans won't find it equally enjoyable.

It is a charming little film depicting the unlikely romance between a ceiling fan and a potted flower. I know how odd that sounds but this engaging film makes it work. The cute little old lady shown only in silhouette reminds me of my own grandmother. And the sacrifice and twist at the end make for an enjoyable pay-off.

You can get it over at www.Filmporium.com. The $5 DVD also includes the frustrated rodent tale "Gopher Broke" and the appealing short "The Hill Farm".


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