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The Old Man and the Seymour (2009)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  25 March 2009 (USA)
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A 47-year-old, growth hormone deficient man gets mistaken for a new kid at his nephew's high school.

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Lewis Plunkett
Streeter Seidell ...
Seymour Plunkett
Heather Cavalet ...
Mindy
Liz Cackowski ...
The Lawyer
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Mr. Horsey
Shawn Harrison ...
Shawn Harrison
Dan Gurewitch ...
Craig
Agustín González ...
Gus
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Gord Plunkett
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Murray Adams ...
Lewis's Bodyguard
Shawna Bermender ...
Lewis's Prom Date
Tom Brennan ...
Wrestler
Maria Briscione ...
Girl at Bar #1
Holly Colaguori ...
Babysitter's Club Girl
Mary Kate Conway ...
Hella Sweet Girl
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A 47-year-old, growth hormone deficient man gets mistaken for a new kid at his nephew's high school.

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Over 90 million Americans use products and procedures to fight the visible signs of aging. Lewis Plunkett isn't one of them.

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Great Comedy Short
14 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Wow, it looks like I'm the first to comment on here! Surprising, considering the entire movie is available online and I've been hearing people talk about it.

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEYMOUR is a fun 30 minute short about a 47 year old with a growth problem and thus looks like a teen, and gets stuck with custody of his 17 year old awkward nephew who's trying to fit in at school. It all climaxes with a big house party, reminiscent of old John Hughes films.

What truly stands out about the movie is how good it looks; clearly shot on real film in widescreen. The camera movements are choreographed very impressively, particularly a scene at the party when Lewis is doing a book-signing. The Narrator is funny as well and also brings in a level of production value.

The story...well, let's face it, the story comes second to the jokes in this kind of movie. I definitely feel the story could be much more developed to take place over a longer period of time. Maybe they'll get to make a feature eventually.

My only criticism is that while the two lead actors are okay, I feel they are overshadowed by the more colorful supporting cast. The Lawyer lady is very good, but the real star of the film is the Gus character. I don't know if he was a tribute to Almdovar's characters or what, but he stole the whole movie.

All in all, a solid production. If it had had more of the Gus character, it probably would have been great.


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