JACKED

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes
Click to Expand Credits:

Greg (Daniel Silver) is a loser when it comes to the ladies, a fact that is not lost on his best friend Jesse (Veronica Cooper), who pushes poor Greg to engage in a conversation with a woman who appears to have the eyes for him. The meeting seems to go well between Greg and the mysterious Michelle (Daniella Pineda), except for the part where she picks his pocket and steals his watch. Upset over the loss of the watch, since it has sentimental value, Greg finds and confronts Michelle about it, falling in love with being a perpetual victim to a pretty face.

Aaron Kheifets’ short film Jacked is a darkly funny romantic comedy about a sad sack and the woman who can’t wait to take advantage of him. It’s a straightforward premise, and humorous in the repetitious plight of weak-willed hero. It also helps that the performances of Daniel Silver and Daniella Pineda are charismatic and engaging.

The film is paced well, and has a unique look; the image is almost bleached out, or perhaps faded. Whatever it is, I really enjoyed the look of it. Overall, Jacked is an example of a well-written and made short film that gets out before it gets old.

This film was submitted for review through our Submission for Review system. If you have a film you’d like us to see, and we aren’t already looking into it on our own, you too can utilize this service.



Posted on December 16, 2012 in Reviews by
Buffer


If you liked this article then you may also like the following Film Threat articles:
Popular Stories from Around the Web
One Comment on "JACKED"

  1. George on Sun, 23rd Dec 2012 11:01 am 

    I enjoyed the look of this film a lot, what did they shoot it on?


    Report Comment

Tell us what you're thinking...





Comments are governed by the Terms of Use of this Site. Click on the "Report Comment" link if you feel a comment is in violation of the Terms of Use, and the comment will be reviewed appropriately.