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Warsaw Film Festival
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If this had been shot as a short film of about 20-30 minutes, it would have worked very well but as a full length feature film it fails because it becomes frankly boring.
The scripting is quite sharp and the acting is very proficient. Cinematography is tight and effective. The film makes some good points about relationships between parents and their grown children and about consumerism. There is some nice satire on the commercial film industry.
Unfortunately, despite some quite funny dialogue and a few dramatic moments, I found myself looking at my watch and saying to myself "yes, I get the point. In fact, I got the point about an hour ago". Despite the full length of the film, the characterisation was limited and I really didn't care about the characters.
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