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Small Treasures (1995)

  Directed by: Sarah Watt
Written by: Sarah Watt
Starring: Rachel Griffiths
Links: Small Treasures on the IMDb
Genre: Short

This movie gets: 8.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"The emotional roller coaster" - a review by pearly

I watched Small Treasures directly after four other of Sarah Watt's short films, and, as it began, it appeared that this one may have been written by someone in a happier place. The start shows a more relaxed style than the somewhat frenetic plots of the others, but it switches soon after into the same sort of pace and subject matter.

About the pregnancy of a woman (voiced by Rachel Griffiths), this switching was intended to show the kicking in of the hormones, making the woman go a little crazy. It's quite similar to Living with Happiness (2001), but focused on before the birth of a child, rather than after, showing the whole process from conception to birth. The ups and downs are exaggerated for effect, but the overall feel of the film is that it's all an emotional roller coaster, and that there are not always happy endings. I felt that this was one of Watt's more accomplished pieces overall, because it ended in such a way that it gave meaning to everything that came before it.

pearly gives this movie 8 out of 10.
Review created on Tue 9 Aug 2005

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