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About the Movie
A man with an unusual medical condition is embarrassed to discover the call girl he hired is an old friend.
This short film killed it on the festival circuit and for good reason. Just a perfect little gem.
I am not a huge fan of short films in general - most are just plain awful. It's hard enough in a feature-length film to create characters that an audience likes, and cares enough about to become invested, and it's that much more difficult in a short film. And it's especially difficult to create laughs in a short film without lazily relying on old stand-bys like physical humor (pratfalls, anything hitting the groin area, etc...) or vulgarity. Remarkably, despite being a very short film (well under ten minutes), Cataplexy manages to create characters you like and are invested in, and also manages to generate humor in the least lazy of ways - with a smart, funny premise, with smart, funny dialog, and with an obviously talented group of people, both behind and in front of the camera.
I don't want to spoil anything about this film - just take a chance on it, you won't be disappointed! As I said earlier, I am not a fan of the short film genre. Pixar seems to get them right, almost always. And Cataplexy gets it right. Kudos to the filmmakers - and buy this film, it's great!!
This is great! Exactly what a short film should be - sweet and simple. It's no wonder it's done so well at festivals. Definitely worth a watch.