Nathan (Timothy J. Cox) is an alcoholic who just won't admit to having
a problem, so his wife (Thea McCartan) has decided to stage an
intervention. Among other people, she decides to invite Nathan's best
friend Gary, but by some mistake, she invites Nathan's colleague Gary from
accounting (Mark Grenier) instead, a man at first sight totally unfazed by
Nathan's drinking problem, apart from the fact that Nathan brings in his
expense reports too late rather frequently. And yet, Gary's presence seems
to mean the most to Nathan ...
Gary from Accounting
could have gone wrong in so many ways, as it offers a great many
opportunities to overdo the short's inherent joke by overdoing it, or
going over-the-top directorially, but the film as is is grounded in a
solidly structured narrative, the direction is subtle enough to give the
story and characters room to breathe and develop, and the cast is top
class. So yeah, prepare to be greatly intertained about a very serious
matter just as this!