"The Saddest Boy in the World" is an American short film from almost 10 years ago and I fail to see how it got so much awards recognition. I hope writer and director Jamie Travis improved since then as he directed the pilot episode of the new highly anticipated "Scream" television series. Everything about his film here is entirely forgettable. The characters are uninteresting, especially the lead character who does nothing but stared in an annoyed manner for the entire 13 minutes. The acting isn't memorable, the story is rubbish too. Obviously the film tried to succeed from the atmospheric point of view, but it's all just try-hard and pretty much the same, so that the film starts to drag quickly. The director should rather be aiming for superlatives in his work (he is far far away from that) than in the titles of his movies. Not recommended.
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