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Forever's Not So Long (2009)

Director:

Shawn Christopher Morrison (as Shawn Morrison)

Writer:

Shawn Christopher Morrison (as Shawn Morrison)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Garrett Murray ... George
Marielena Logsdon ... Woman
Matt Urban Matt Urban ... Anchor
Jeff Beebe Jeff Beebe ... Man on Street
Amanda Crater Amanda Crater ... Running Woman
Sara Zarbo Sara Zarbo ... Running Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Debbie Friedman Debbie Friedman ... Cindy
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George discovers that the end of the world is the perfect time to lose everything.

Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$12,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gutsack & Robot See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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When George and Woman are eating cupcakes, Woman's coat/hat/scarf change positions several times. See more »

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Not perfect but a warm an engaging short about relationships (and global annihilation)
5 March 2014 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The world is basically ending and it is this point that George's girlfriend decides that it is time to see other people. With the news that the impending disaster will now strike pretty much bang on top of him, George heads out to get some food and prepare for death. On the way he meets a woman and they decide to spend the rest of their lives together.

This big story of death from above and the end of the world is actually quite a nice little folded-in story of relationships, what they go through and ultimately what is important. Although it takes a minute to get there, the film works best when the new (and soon to be dead) couple get together. From here we have conversations about banal magazine articles, fights over a misunderstood word, discussions over nothing, different tastes in the kitchen and so on. It is a relationship in microcosm and it is pretty well done in how quickly and amusingly it goes through it all. The conclusion sees companionship be the key thing and all the sillier stuff fade away and it is a nice message to take away, even if it is a little pat.

Actually, although the message is a little obvious, it is pleasing that a film with this message isn't too corny because it could have been a sentimental mess. Instead it is amusing, quite charming and generally quite engaging. The couple do not quite have a perfect chemistry, but this is actually a bonus because it sells the relationship and makes it more realistic that, although they do not know each other, they seek something beyond the very specific connection. Visually the film is well put together – particularly the editing during the second half.

It is not a perfect short film and it is a little tiny bit corny but nowhere near what it could have been. The disaster looms but it is the microcosm of the modern relationship which engages and ultimately draws you in until what is really important is revealed. Not perfect, but still a warm little short – about global annihilation.


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