Text Me is an award winning Short Film directed by Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett and starring Matt Bennett and Jill Shackner. The casts have mostly appeared in supporting roles in several tv-series and movies. However, does this movie truly deserve the award? We will find it out!
Original Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_d2Vxc6No8
The basic premise is about two teenagers who met through online meeting up for the first live date in a mob-owned restaurant. What happens next is the awkward interaction between them and their surroundings, will this affect their love life?
First of all, the characters are depicted in a very stereotypical type ways. As this is first shown in 2010, the culture depicted is those before 2010, which means flip-phones and anything that is popular around that period of time. You can feel the classic ‘oldness’ of the time when these two completely contrasting lovebirds are having dinner. In a way, this film captures the essence of those period’s teenager’s dressing and accessories very well. The actors manage to do their role well, but it seems cringed, though they look natural. What I don’t really get is the story which seems too simple and with not much twist that is conceivable and meaningful.