What is indeed the problem with Bill Winer (Mark Keller)? That's what
he asks himself at the beginning of the movie. All he wants is love and a
meaningful relationship, is that too much to ask for. Instead, he's
sitting alone on a parkbench, lamenting ... and then he meets Celeste
(Delea Mowatt), with whom he soon spends his days, and it's wonderful,
they share the same interests, laugh about the same things, she seems to
enjoy his company as much as he enjoys hers, and the first five month are
gone in a blur ... when Bill starts thinking again: What could Celeste
actually see in him? He's quite a bit older than her, not the most
handsome of guys, with a receding - well, receded - hairline, and while
she might enjoy his company today, what about a few years from now? She
will grow tired of him for sure, right? And then she'll drop him and break
his heart, just like his last girlfriend did. She will leave him more
miserable than he ever was ... so the best thing to do is to ditch her
now, while there's still time ...
Alone again, Bill once more wonders
what's wrong with him - after all, all he asks for is love and a
meaningful relationship ...
The beginning and the end of a
relationship, told in just about 4 minutes, including the exploration of
the state of mind of the male part of the couple - and the movie is short
enough to develop its punchline to full effect. Add to this beautiful
cinematography and an empathetic directorial effort, and you're left with
a very nice short.