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Total Performance

USA 2015
produced by
Korey McIsaac, Alessandra Brown, Sean Meehan, Timothy J. Cox (associate), Jamie Cox (associate)for BDKK Productions, Cross River Pictures
directed by Sean Meehan
starring Tory Berner, Steven Conroy, Caitlin Berger, Anthony Rainville, Timothy J. Cox, Paul Locke, Phoebe Kuhlman, Lauren B. Nelson, Anthony D'Amore, Nicole Trauffer
written by Sean Meehan, music by Cesar Suarez

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Cori (Tory Berner) is an actress who has actually made acting her living, but her regular work as an actress isn't the stage or screen but rehearsing stressful real life situations with real life people, to prepare them for the same situations, be it breaking up with one's partner, firing a dear friend from their job and whatnot. And even though Cori still runs from audition to audition to eventually make it in the acting world, her job seems to be a win-win situation, she's acting and gets a lot of improv experience while her acting helps her clients in a very direct way.

Well, what could go wrong?

Ah, I thought you'd never ask, as there's this guy, Tim (Steven Conroy), whom Cori has just started dating and whom she finds really nice - and now he has requested the services of Cori's company, and rather specifically Cori, to rehearse with him how to break up with his girlfriend ...

 

True, in writing, the basic set-up of Total Performance sounds quite a bit gimmicky and also far-fetched, maybe even forced ... but on screen it works rather naturally, actually, as the whole thing does not relie on the novelty of its premise but the (believable) story that can be told based on it. And add to that a subtle directorial effort that doesn't try to nail the joke at any cost, and a very competent cast, and you've got yourself a pretty entertaining little movie!

 

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