EVELYN is a story of self-acceptance and believing in yourself no matter what odds are against you. In this darkly twisted comedy, a lonely dead girl tries to kill herself back to life in order to make friends. Bored with playing with her dead-crow friends, Evelyn ventures outside for the first time and attempts to befriend three rich girls who live on her street.Written by
Third-rate Tim Burton and Seuss rip-off and less...
Sigh. I'm baffled when I see a short like this get attention and assignments and whatnot. I saw this film at a festival before the filmmaker got any attention and forgot about it immediately afterwards. It was mildly annoying to see it swiping the Grinch Who Stole Christmas heart gag along with the narration, the set design seen many times before, the whole weak Tim Burton-ish style, and the story that goes nowhere. And we got the "joke" about shooting the crows with the 45 the first time, alright?
But I guess what's really unacceptable is that it even swipes its basic concept from a comic book circa 1999 called LENORE, THE CUTE LITTLE DEAD GIRL by Roman Dirge! As any quick internet search will reveal. I mean, what is this? This is what they base a Hollywood contract on and opens doors in Canada for a filmmaker? "Give your head a shake" as Don Cherry might say.
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