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Somebody Someone Uther Dean

11 Reviews


Not Everyone's Fantasy

Funny moments and some strong performances were really undermined by a tangible absence of real structure or pace. Everything just went on a bit too long.

Snuffed Out

You can see what they're trying to do but that doesn't change the fact that they don't come close to achieving it. Several blatant internal logical inconsistencies (as steel potato discusses above) make the plot hard to both follow and care about. Clearly influenced by Children of Men to the point of occasional unintended parody (I think that ear-ringing after a loud noise sound effect should be deleted from sound designers computers). Performances were good for a clearly young and inexperienced team.

Death of the Twilight Flower

Trying to do far too much so ended up seeming confused and muddled. The moments of interesting interaction between realities and a few cracker lines - the delivery of 'She'll need a new FACE' was a definite highlight - don't survive the gear-stripping crunch of changes in genre. Also, sound balance issues made the ostensible "songs" almost illegible.


Sheer flair, puns, and confidence almost carry off this absurd action spectacle (with a PLANE!) but it just goes on too long. What should have been a bishbashbosh action extreme becomes uncomfortable and unneedly drawn out.

Leave Me Alone

Earns a lot of points by taking this years prop and running with it. All over Wellington it seems as the final chase between the conjoined twin protagonists and the leaf creature showed in its inexorable and somewhat wearying length. It's good for a film to leave you thinking and I still cannot help but wonder why this wasn't called 'Leaf Me Alone'?