Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and ... See full summary »
A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory.
"The Brain Storm" only runs for 8 minutes, but it features Academy Award winners Mel Gibson and Jamie Fox as well as Emmy winner Garry Shandling. The trio not only act in here, but also wrote the script together with David Wild. Director is Jeff Roe and these two (not so famous names) have also received unusually many awards for making a Funnyordie sketch. Mostly it's unknown writers and directors making these. Anyway, the trio of stars basically talks about Robert Downey Jr. in this movie and especially about his turn in "Tropic Thunder" and his new-found glory after many downs in the past. Fitting that they included Mel Gibson in here, who was wrongfully bullied and verbally abused by the mainstream media as well before he went on his path to a glorious comeback, including films like "The Beaver", which may not be known too much, but in which Gibson gave one of his finest career performances. Anyway, this short is not too interesting I think, but not entirely bad either.
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