“Nevada” (2017)

I don’t really get the purpose of this short. I guess if you didn’t get your fix of awkward stop motion puppet sex from Anomalisa, this one has it. But when you get down to it, it’s just a couple having sex, the condom breaking, and then she takes the Plan B pill. And in between is dialogue that’s awkward in a bad way. And most bizarrely is the decision of the couple to humanize the maybe fertilized egg as if it was a real baby, before she takes the pill, which doesn’t paint either character in a good light. This seems like a short that seems to be trying to be “daring” or “edgy” or “push buttons” simply to stir up controversy, rather than because the filmmakers actually had a compelling story they wanted to tell. And for a comedy short, it has a suspicious lack of actual laughs or even amusing moments. This is ultimately just a waste of time that doesn’t offer either any entertainment or any genuine insight.

Rating: 1.5/5

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