John Dodds (Robert Nolan) lives the perfect life: He has a good job, a
nice house, a new car, a wife (Astrida Auza) who loves him, a teenaged
daughter (Cathryn Hostick) who ... well, at least she doesn't hate him
(hey, she's a teenager, that's the best one can expect) - and he's sick of
Not long, he ponders, then his daughter is 18 years old, will
move out and go to college ... and then it's time for him to skip town,
too, to just drive away and never look back, never again spare a single
thought for the wife he has grown to detest, the life he just can't take
... and then the wife tells him she's pregnant again. Great!
That would delay his plans to get away for a mere other 18 years. He can't
wait that long anymore - so he looks for some pills that would kill the
fetus inside the wife, mixes them in with the wife's food ... and bingo!
the little voice that told him to abort the wife's baby now tells him to
get rid of the wife as well. And hey, it would be perfect, she's depressed
because of losing the baby (and who wouldn't be?), she is taking
antidepressants and all sorts of shit to somehow live through these hard
times, so if she should somehow take an overdose, who would rule it
anything other than suicide, right?
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An enjoyable and enjoyably weird short based onm a very
well-written script that puts all of its plottwists and surprises at
exactly the right places and doesn't scare away from absurdities. Add to
that a subtle directorial effort that goes for nuances rather than
spectacle, and a suitably creepy performance by the dependable Robert
Nolan, and you've got one very fine little excursion into the weird.