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The Blue Umbrella (2013)

Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas- one blue, one not- fall eternally in love.

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It's pouring with rain in the bustling city during rush hour and the wet citizens crowd on the pavement, holding tightly their umbrellas. But in this sea of crammed and almost identical black canopies, one red and one blue umbrella set a strikingly refreshing contrast, and, who knows, maybe the stage for a beautiful and heart-warming love story. Written by Nick Riganas

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When other reviewers say 'sweet', think 'twee'.
2 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Amidst a sea of black umbrellas, a blue umbrella falls for a red umbrella and risks everything to be with her.

Holy cow, just looking at the almost unanimously glowing reviews here you would think that The Blue Umbrella was a work of both pure genius and originality, revolutionary in terms of storytelling and in technical execution. It's not. It's an overly twee short blessed with excellent CGI animation that frequently verges on realism but saddled with a predictable narrative and a saccharine sweet ending.

I'm also rather surprised that no-one has mentioned just how weird it is to see umbrellas—inanimate objects with zero control over where they go—fall in love; it's a bizarre concept that just doesn't work for me (and one that raises too many questions in my mind about how they might take their relationship to the next level).

5/10, largely for the technical skill that went into creating such photo-realistic animation.


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