Googly Eyes – by Simon Savelyev
A short and cynical rom-com to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the best way
Gary, a recently dumped Los Angeles slacker, is nursing a mysterious and chronic earache stirring up memories of his childhood. It’s another terrible day when his ex, Suzy, arrives to pick up the last of her things from his apartment. Despite she’s double-parked and has an important audition, she agrees to help Gary “fix” his ear. When the cause of the earache is discovered, it opens up old wounds and fresh revelations in Gary’s misguided love life.
Tasty and cynical dialogues, glorious and indie black-and-white, send-ups on Woody Allen’s model and groovy swing tones, Googly Eyes by Simon Savelyev is the perfect breakup romantic comedy for your Valentine’s Day. Forget about Nicholas Sparks and his Notebook. Produced by Film School Shorts (the KQED national public television series introducing vibrant young filmmakers that are soon to make an impact in the industry), this short offers a healthy dose of sympathy, wickedness, and neurosis. Because of the bright script by Savelyev (a graduate of Boston College and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television who is currently directing a segment of the upcoming anthology film Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, produced by and starring James Franco) and the cherished performances by Cooper Barnes (Henry Danger) and Laura Spencer (The Big Bang Theory, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries). But from now on, be careful when you update your Facebook sentimental status.comments powered by Disqus