It should have been a fun party for Joi's (Joi Itapson) birthday, but
the thing is doomed right from the start: Joi's roommate Caity (Caity
Jones) has invited mostly people Joi doesn't know and then remembered she
had another appointment for the evening, and one of Joi's actual friends,
Jess (Jessica Kilbouorne) is slightly shocked to find her ex (Trace
Hazelbaker) with his new girlfriend (Tesla Renée Gray) among the guests
and thus opts not only for an early good-bye but also messes up Joi's
birthday cake by a mistake out of anger. But Joi has a whole other, more
personal reason to be sad beyond tears as well ...
In a style
one has grown accustomed to from this director, Douglas Reese tells a
slice of life story without much spectacle or artificial excitement,
instead he lets the story evolve at its own pace, gives it the room that
it needs to breathe - and as a result he really gets the most out of what
he has set out to tell. Very interesting, to say the least.