The 1980's USA: Janet (LaNecia Edmonds) and Benjamin (Jose Guns Alves),
a well-to-do progressive African American couple, lead a seemingly happy
life between their rather mundane but well-paying jobs and their dreams of
a Democratic revolution to end Reagan's reign of conservativism, and maybe
even race equality, as their books about Malcolm X and posters of Jesse
The fact though is, Janet and Benjamin have long bored
the hell out of one another, they've been living alongside one another
rather than with each other, to a point where even their sex life has
become boring ... and yet, when Janet suggests to take a "coffee
break" from fidelity, just to find some fresh ideas, it almost
immediately backfires ...
A very skeletal little story with no
actual action and all talks nevertheless develops to full potential thanks
to intelligently written dialogue coupled with great performances, plus a
directorial effort that creates just the right atmosphere to bring the
story and punchline across - in under ten minutes.
Very nice indeed!