4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes
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“She’s old, she smells, she shits all over!” This is the reason a man gives his wife for wanting to blow away her crazy old mother who’s rotting away upstairs with her dog. If that doesn’t make you laugh, then this film isn’t for you…you may need an attitude adjustment as well. But if that line makes you laugh, then welcome to my world, Sampson!
We open up on an attractive girl mourning at a grave. Her narration, spoken in a very “oh my God, Becky” valley girl type voice, illustrates her disdain for guns as well as the disappointment in her dad having one.
We then flash back a week to the girl’s dad coming home to find his wife pushing a tray full of food into his arms. There’s a sammich, a bowl of dog food and some meds on the tray. Dad gets bummed, bitching and moaning up the stairs about not wanting to put up with this crap anymore. While this happens, we get a nice shot of a gun wedged down the back of his pants.
Not too long after entering grandma’s room, dad gets hassled by the crazy old lady. In his haste to get back down stairs, he accidentally leaves his gun in her room.
“She’s old, she smells, she shits all over!” Thus the argument downstairs begins with husband and wife. While the argument rolls on, we’re treated to shots of grandma waving the gun around and ripping farts.
The daughter gets home and shortly after we’re served up several gratuitous shots of her ass in a skirt, she becomes aware of the whole murder plot. But before you know it…BANG! And the family runs up stairs.
I’m not lettin’ ya know how the whole thing ends. You just better hope “Killing Nana” shows up at a film festival or short film compilation DVD somewhere. Very entertaining. The digital video camerawork is alright and the performances are okay, but for a short made on a $100 budget over the length of a summer, the cast and crew achieved more than others have with more time and money on their hands. Here’s hoping that “Killing Nana” doesn’t get buried somewhere.

Posted on March 4, 2002 in Reviews by

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