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Stutterer (2015)

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A man whose lush inner thoughts are rendered mute by a crippling stutter feels isolated from the world despite a flourishing online relationship.

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Credited cast:
Matthew Needham ... Greenwood
... Ellie
... Greenwood's Dad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serena Armitage ... Tourist
Sophie Cotton ... Call Centre Lady. V O.
Adam Devereux ... Man outside pub
Richard Mason ... Luke
Calum Sivyer ... Year 11 Boy
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For a lonely typographer, an online relationship has provided a much-needed connection without revealing the speech impediment that has kept him isolated. Now, however, he is faced with the proposition of meeting his online paramour in the flesh, and thereby revealing the truth about himself. Written by Jwelch5742

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A man with a cruel speech impediment must face his greatest fear.

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The book Greenwood decides to bring as present to the girl is "Franny & Zooey" written by J.D. Salinger, who lived as a reclusive for most of his life, just like Greenwood does in the film. See more »

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Greenwood: Snap judgement, 1226. Reclusive typographer, invisible to the naked eye, communication skills of an infant, excels in the art of self pity.
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"Stutterer"…Short but Sweet Story of the Search for Love
31 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

From thequickflickcritic.blogspot.com/

The task of any Short Film is to seize the viewer's attention in literally a matter of seconds, at once inspiring and sustaining an emotional connection with the story and it's characters. It is a most formidable undertaking indeed. I'm here to declare that Writer/Director Benjamin Cleary's 2015 British production "Stutterer" succeeds in not only meeting, but surpassing, this genuinely daunting mandate.

In an instant I felt the helpless frustration that Greenwood projects as he struggles with all of his might to convert the ever flowing thoughts in his head to bear upon his tongue and lips. But he can't. I found it consistently gripping and, moreover, painful to behold this roundly riveting performance which Matthew Needham (The BBC's "Casualty") gifts to us in the title role of "Stutterer".

A couple of quibbles if you'll allow. I found it a bit difficult to understand how an adult man with at least one apparently caring parent could not have received at least a measure of effective therapy for his severe affliction at some point in his life. And as the movie drew to conclusion I had already anticipated how it was likely going to end, my hunch proving accurate.

Still, these amount to but minor distractions in an otherwise richly satisfying and touching story, one that is ultimately of a lonely soul's search for his kindred sweet spirit.

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