This is the story of a failed sexual encounter between two men. While watching it I felt like the writer (Sanjay Sooknanan) wasn’t entirely certain where he wanted to go with narrative. There were issues available to explore, and he touched on several of them – repressed sexuality, shame, the awkwardness of first meetings – he touched on them but by the end I still wasn’t clear what he was trying to say.
The direction and acting were good and while they did play around with chronology they did so in a pretty reasonable way. The biggest failing of this movie is that it’s too dark to be a “slice of life” and the story isn’t deep enough to make good drama.
It is worth watching if you are a fan of the genre, but there isn’t enough here to draw in a wider audience.
A sexual encounter raises doubts and questions from both sides involved.
It moves well and they used the chronology jumps well. (Pacing 4)
There just isn’t enough here to really draw you in and at almost 12 minutes this one is for genre fans. (Watchability 2.5)