Saturday Shorts: Dinner Date
I’ve been on a steady diet of horror lately, and I need to lighten up. So what better subject to attack than the almighty date? Let’s have some fun with Dinner Date, a Canadian film by Tom Antos.
This film just goes to show you that perspective is everything. We get to see what women consider a great date and what men consider a great date in under four minutes, which is impressive. I do feel the need to throw up this disclaimer, though: it’s not clear cut across either gender line as to what’s good and what’s bad; Occam’s razor doesn’t always apply, so let’s play it safe and say that while the generalization works in the context of the film, the attitudes held aren’t always correct in real life.
That being said, where this film excels is the engagement it enacts with the audience. It knows not to drag things out. It uses the strengths of editing and line delivery to take the same scenario and tailor it to the perspective of the actor. That’s equal skill on the part of the director and the performers. So bravo to them for providing a film that I liked in a short amount of time.
Happy Saturday, and may all your dates be good ones.