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Francis Makes a Friend

Canada 2019
produced by
Rachael Timmins, Jake Braden, Logan Wood, Tony Lau (executive)
directed by Jake Braden, Logan Wood
starring Tristan Szucs, Jake Braden, Mason Sheaves, Jennifer Desaulniers, Abdulla Damen, Klaudia Landicho
written by Jake Braden, Logan Wood, music by Jake Braden

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

College freshman Francis (Tristan Szucs) has problems making friends, so when Alex (Jake Braden) offers to take him along to a dinner at his friend Ryan's (Mason Sheaves), he happily agrees, and tries his best to blend in - even if that's not that easy, as he isn't really used to alcohol, some of the conversation at the table goes above his head, a puppet show two of the other guests put on is definitely on the weird side, a party game takes a turn toward the gruesome, and the last shot he has had was more than just hard liquor - and now things only start going downhill ...

 

Despite all the weirdness going on on screen, and the horror finale, I dare say will connect with everybody who has ever been to an awkward dinner party and/or overdrunk at one - and statistically that's probably pretty much everybody at all. And the point here is that the characters and the situation they get into are completely relatable, and are played out in a fun way that always stays away from the purely moronic. And thanks to a solid build-up the trippy and somewhat grotesque finale makes total sense.

Overall, good fun for sure.

 

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