That Old One

That Old One


Reviewed by: Keith Hennessey Brown

Our protagonist (Kevin McKidd) wakes up from a night on the town to find himself in bed with a woman (Laura Fraser) other than his wife.

Walking home, he plays through the possible scenarios in his mind, deciding that dishonesty is the best policy. Then he notices his wedding ring is missing. What happened to it? And how is he going to explain its absence to his wife?

With a name cast and some stylish techniques, writer/director James Henry's That Old One is a polished, well made comedy short.

Unfortunately, one also gets the feeling that the filmmaker doesn't quite know what he wants to do with the resources (perhaps unexpectedly) made available to him. While the scenario clearly affords the chance to try out a variety of tricks, these sometimes seemed to be present in a showreel or "because we can" manner, rather than being integrated into an overall scheme.

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2003
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Waking up with the wrong woman and losing a wedding ring is only the start of one man's troubles.

Director: James Henry

Writer: James Henry

Starring: Kevin McKidd, Susan Vidler, Laura Fraser

Year: 2002

Runtime: 10 minutes

Country: UK


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