Paul and Kate are a young, recently married couple that has just moved into a new home, but their happiness is overshadowed by an illness that has Kate bedridden. While Paul takes care of Kate, their new neighbor Arielle shows up to drop off a housewarming gift for the couple: an intricately crafted candle. Does a seemingly innocent gift from a stranger contain an answer to the couple's problems, or will it cause them more harm than good? Written by
Five Clover Films
This is a pretty good short film about a poor bedraggled man whose wife is not only very ill, but she's a horrible person during this time. Instead of being one of those noble sick people you see in films, she was a nasty woman who was as much fun to be around as a badger with a migraine! I had cancer years ago and I was NOTHING like this "ball of fun".
A short time after this couple move into a new home, a weird lady who lives nearby visits with a housewarming gift. But, as the wife feels very sorry for herself and makes the hubby very tense, the husband quickly shoos off this bizarre neighbor. Later, oddly, the wife begins to feel better and a note on the gift said that it had magical curative powers. The wife, though better, is still a nasty lady and fortunately the film ends on a very positive note--at least as I was concerned.
Overall, an interesting story, though I think some of the characters were a bit too much--as perhaps subtlety might have improved them. The wife was so unlikable, had I been married to her I would have had to kill her. As for the neighbor, she was a bit too kooky. If these were improved a bit, the film would be better. However, as this is a project by inexperienced film makers, I have to applaud them for the effort--the story certainly gets kudos for being uniquely original.
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