Follows the continuing adventures of Jack, who always takes things too far. This time he is organizing a surprise for his girlfriend, with unintended consequences.

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Follows the continuing adventures of Jack, who always takes things too far. This time he is organizing a surprise for his girlfriend, with unintended consequences.

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An effective punch-line but not much more than that
30 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bear sees a Jack's girlfriend storming out of the house to go on her bike ride, clearly angry about something although he seems oblivious to it. The second she is gone though, he heads out to get her surprise ready – but Jack always does have a habit of taking things too far.

This short film is very well made technically, with nice interiors which fill the first third of the film and then very good exterior shots to make up the rest. The gag is a simple one and to be honest if you know anything about the film at all then you will know roughly where it is going – particularly the final "joke" of the film. I say "joke" not because the film isn't funny but more to highlight that it is not a silly short but rather a cringe-inducing one with big consequences. It is nicely delivered though and the seriousness of the incidents and the very well delivered stunts add a sense of real darkness to the comedic events, a tone that works well. That said, the film doesn't have too much outside of this and it is essentially one joke, and even at 10 minutes it is probably longer than it needed to be.

Nash Edgerton writes, directs and leads the film well and looking at his resume on IMDb he is clearly someone who likes to keep busy, with a large number of blockbuster films where he does stunt work, interspersed with short films and other works where he does other roles, such as this one. While Bear is not strong enough to make a big impression outside of the impact of the punch-line, Edgerton is clearly worth a look to see his many other outputs.


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