Twisted Minds - Underground Reviews

tisdag 29 maj 2018

DON FROM LAKEWOOD (1989)

Directed by: Eric Saks, Patrick Tierney
Written by: -
Stars: Patrick Tierney

Country: USA
Style: Comedy | Short
Runtime: 23min
DATE: 2018-05-27 | WRITER: CHRISTOPHER BOUCHIE SCREENSHOTS:

Don From Lakewood, according to the cover, started off as a cassette that came with a picture book. Someone suggested that it would work as a play or a puppet show. So the dudes behind the cassette put together a puppet show. That’s what this is.

Apparently shot entirely with a Fisher Price camera, Don From Lakewood is a series of overwhelming prank phone calls from a dude named Don who happens to be from Lakewood, all aimed at a warn out used sofa salesman. Don is terrible. The worst kind of customer. He’s unreasonable and aggressive. He wants a sofa and he wants it delivered, but he wants to see the sofa in his own house before he buys it... The salesman, a sucker, wants to sell a sofa but he doesn’t want to bend for Don. This goes back and forth for the entirety of the short and it’s brutal.

The puppet show seems to be made up from a series of cardboard cutouts against a white backdrop. Other parts feature a cartoonish face that takes up the whole screen. At times it’s really primitive and at other times it’s really impressive.

The audio is terrible. It sounds like you’re listening to two whiny idiots fight over CB radios. There’s very few parts with music but when they’re going on it’s really obnoxious.

I don’t think anything is funny and I think that prank phone calls are pretty bottom of the barrel humor wise. I enjoyed what I was looking at at some points but it was mostly just tiring and almost strenuous to get through. Which was apparently the point.





MORE DETAILS:

Produced by: Eric Saks, Patrick Tierney
Cinematography by: -
Editing by: Eric Saks, Patrick Tierney
Special Effects by: -
Music by: -
Language: English
Color: Black and white

Distributor: -



CHRISTOPHER BOUCHIE:

Writer for Twisted Minds. Crazy American guy, collaborates together with his homebro Crack Sizzlack and Four Twenty Film Reviews. Have a great knowledge about movies and music and has been on the track as long as he can remember. He has a huge VHS-collection and is responsible owner of the underground movie distribution label King of the Witches and has written and directed the feature film In Furs (2016).
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