As Jamie travels in Chile, he invites an eccentric woman to join his group's quest to score a fabled hallucinogen, a move that finds him at odds with his new companion, until they drink the magic brew on a beach at the edge of the desert.
Juan Andrés Silva
An unknown woman enters a lonely man's house. The woman starts a conversation with the startled man. The woman asks the man to trust her which the man is not sure about. The man thinks the ... See full summary »
When the mother of his infant son unexpectedly passes away, struggling actor Mark grapples with fatherhood and his inability to grow up. And when he sparks with a single mother, he learns how his choices have real-life consequences.
I didn't really know what to expect when I came across this short film as part of the YouTube comedy week, I expected it to be about Michael Cera awkwardly trying to follow a specific love interest. (Which, I guess there are some of these themes).
However, when watching Gregory Go Boom I couldn't stop admiring the excellent shot composition, and the rather surreal, bare locations. Additionally, the soundtrack is incredibly chilling and I found myself on edge with concern about what was going to happen to this fragile character. Furthermore, without revealing any spoilers, the end was just haunting and quite disturbing.
Overall, Micheal Cera's versatile and bitter portrayal of a paralysed character is a real tense watch and I would significantly recommend it. 10/10!
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