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Roy Hollsdötter Live (2003)

  Directed by: Matthew Saville
Written by: Matthew Saville
Starring: Darren Casey, Luke Elliot, Asher Keddie
Links: Roy Hollsdötter Live on the IMDb
Genre: Comedy
Awards: AFI Awards: Best Short Fiction Film 2003 (nominee)

This movie gets: 5.00 (1 rating)
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"Just the right length" - a review by pearly

What happens to a stand-up comic's career when he breaks up with his girlfriend? Darren Casey plays Roy, who quietly obsesses over Cate (Asher Keddie), and ends up not so quietly obsessing. Through it all, Simmo (Luke Elliot), Roy's best friend, tries to keep Roy on the straight and narrow.

This is a well-acted short film, which has a lot more focus than just the comedy peddled by the title character. It is essentially a film about relationships and the wider effect they can have on people's lives, and it's a deeper piece than what I had expected from the title.

Most of its strength lies in its script, which moves effortlessly from serious to comedic and back again. I am always appreciative of writers who realise that their material is only enough to make a short film, and rather than padding it out, they actually make it a short film. Kudos to you, Matthew Saville.

pearly gives this movie 5 out of 10.
Review created on Fri 26 Sep 2003

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