Okay, I'm in the middle of watching it, but I've already formed an opinion. First off, for 48 hours, this is spectacular. The one that I participated in had a film with the same general storyline as this one, and your is HANDS DOWN a crapload better. Some of the acting wasn't quite spot on, and the...um, 'canadian-ness' of it (e.g. the use of the word 'pop' as opposed to 'soda' or just plain 'coke') caught me somewhat offguard, but I understand that this was intended for Canadian audience, so I won't base my vote off of that.
Congrats to Geoff for editing and cinematography- they work well with the pacing of the movie, and the sound design meshes in seamlessly. The street shots look a bit more polished than the rest of the movie, what with the 'avant-garde' style condescending angles, most notaly in the kitchen when the dumped boyfriend walks in with his friend. I'm not a fan of these, but for this picture they worked. The cinematography, IMO, gets progressively better about 3 minutes into it. I dunno why, but it just does.
Dialogue was well-written, especially considering the time frame, but as I said, acting could've been improved; most notably on Amanda Duncan's part, who brings the film down the most, in my opinion. Not to say she was a bad actor, she just wasn't as polished in her craft as all the other aspects of the film.
Bill Stepec and Denis Logan gave great performances. Their dialogue sounded natural, and they actually seemed like friends, in the movie sense. For example:
"It's just not as sweet as it used to taste."
"It never is, my friend, it never is."
That just sounded good and worked for the film, rather than being awkward.
In conclusion, with the culmination of good locations, good cinematography, good editing, good dialogue, fairly good acting, and the fact that you did this all in 24 hours, I'm gonna have to give this a 4.
I would've gladly granted a five, but to me, this had a few glitches which didn't make it quite perfect
. Still, a great accomplishment, and kudos to you guys for making it.
debevec wrote:This movie did not really make any sense.
Maybe you just didn't get it, because to me it made perfect sense.