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Rob

by Dragon V Mouse

"I'll teach you not to invite me to your wedding"

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Rob was one of my favourites from this heat. The chemistry your actors had was great, and the humour really worked for it. It was clever to shoot it via security footage but I think the limited shot options and numerous high angles started working against at after a while; once inside the house, using only security cameras took away from the performance of the two actors (who were great). But a very funny film overall.

Agree with the above, once inside the house I don’t think you would have broken the immersion to jump into regular camera angles. I think because the of the single angle and lack of editing (forgive me if I’m misremembering) it was hard to get behind the characters at the end. I hope they took the PS3, 4 and 5 with them though. Screw the groom.

Revenge is a dish best served cold, and after being butthurt at being left out in the cold of the wedding of a supposed best mate, our protagonist decides to get even by inviting himself into the groom to be's house in order to make it a special day for himself.

I thought that the buildup to the house entry was well done, with bumbling and down to earth comic humour such as the phone call to mum and things going wrong with the key. Your lead actor's performance was excellent in the first part of the film. Once inside the initial chemistry between the two uninvited guests was well presented with some unexpected story beats.

However, and yes I get you were going for a unique presentation with the security cameras, the approach of sticking to the security cameras once inside the house meant that the money content of the film felt distant and to me hard to engage with. With most of the shots being high angles and wide, there were instances where we had things like characters talking with their backs to the audience.

Again, I appreciate that is what you were going for, sticking to your guns for the payoff, but I felt like I was simply observing rather than engaging with these characters when push came to shove.

Editing was good for what you shot despite the camera choices not being my cut of tea, sound was clean, and I do give you props for the well done genre subversion.

My last nitpick is the use of character. An anti-'hero'/reluctant 'hero'/unlikely 'hero'? just for getting revenge on a non-wedding invite was a very big stretch in my book.

Story: 2.5/5
Technical: 3/5
Elements: 1.5/5
Overall: 2.5/5

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