Directed by: Bruce Nachsin
Written by: Gilbert Feliciano - Thekla Hutyrova - Bruce Nachsin
Genre: Comedy, Action
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Lunchtime Is Over
This was fun. Really. Who would have thought a work place brawl could be so funny to watch? Maybe funny isn't the right word... Comedic? Slap-stick? Whatever the case, Lunchtime Is Over is just what you need to get through that work day. A perfect short film to watch at say... lunchtime? At just slightly over 5 minutes you can't go wrong here.
Essentially, this is a blue collar Vs. white collar brawl. Think WWE with a twist of The Three Stooges. Shipping/receiving against the office staff and if you're wondering why - just read the title. In truth however, the "why" doesn't really matter. It's secondary in the grand scheme of things. You come for the battle and the battle alone... and yes. It's pretty funny.
With almost no dialog, what we get is a bunch of sound effects, grunts and moans. The occasional questioning huh? Weapons include fists and feet. What looks to be a pry-bar. Box cutters, a highlighter and yes... even a fork lift. What more could an action lover hope for?
When writing about this short film it all sounds like it could be rather violent. In a sense it is... but it's all done in an amusing way. Nobody "really" gets hurt. There's no blood or guts, swearing or anything like that. This is a martial arts extravaganza bordering on being a full out cartoon. There's no complicated plot. No need for serious acting. It's just about the good time, not the long time.
With all that goes on, I have to give credit to whoever designed the fight. I've implied this is simple little film - and it is. For those watching. Piecing it all together? Probably not so much. But damn it looks good. Did I mention it's also filmed and put together rather well? This isn't a static shot kind of fight. It's edited in a fast and furious way, to compliment the onscreen action. Bluntly stated - this short film looks good and sounds great. No complaints.
It's kind of hard to write up a massive article about a short film with no real story, no real acting, and with a length of around 5 minutes. It's all been covered - but if you're still on the fence I can sum it up in one sentence. Lunchtime Is Over is an action packed blast. If you're not looking to invest a lot of time, and just want a few minutes of entertainment and chuckles - this is the one to watch if you get the chance. No brain drain. No time commitment. Just plug and play baby - and don't forget to turn up the volume. Half the comedy is in the audio. Ugh. Back to the more serious stuff.