Disconnection is the damnedest thing: try as you might to engage with others, sometimes, it’s just easier to put on a pair of headphones and do your own thing. Such is the case with Noor Hamade and Dimitri Yuri’s Bedtime Is At 10, which I must admit works better if you’re watching it while wearing a pair of headphones. Check it out; it’s only five minutes.
Sometimes, even someone that should be there — like, oh, say the person you’re paying to watch your kid — checks out and leaves electronics to babysit, which is both a blessing and a curse for this little girl. Let’s look at where the differences of tuning out get our characters: young Heather is immersed in her tablet and content to be alone, but then puts it down when she suspects that there is something wrong; as a result, she’s not harmed by the ghost/demon/thingie because she listens to her other senses, refusing to get completely sucked in by her electronic nanny. The one that the ghost comes for is the neglectful babysitter, who left the child to her own devices. True, she may try to snuggle with the kid later, but at that point, the damage has been done; she’s not a reliable adult. What’s up for debate is the nature of the supernatural creature that’s stalking them: is it trying to punish the sitter for checking out, or is it rewarding the little girl for allowing herself to be open to the possibility of its presence?
And with that, happy Saturday.