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She Used to Laugh

Humor and sorrow are intertwined in this comedic tale of heartbreak.
5/5

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Written and directed by Greg Berman, ‘She Used to Laugh’ is a short comedy film that delves into the disintegration of a romantic relationship. Berman leads the cast as Jay, a stand-up comedian who unravels about his recent break-up during a comedy set. Anna Daines co-stars (in flash-back scenes) as Veronica – Jay’s ex-girlfriend. In spite of the short’s comedic tone, the narrative steadily unwinds the tone of sorrow – as the protagonist lift’s the lid on his broken heart. A poignant tale with a witty underbelly.

Throughout the 10-minute film, Jay Schvartz – a charming US comedian – goes under the spotlight to divulge about an awkward moment from his relationship. Before long, he digs deeper into the pitfalls of despair as he confesses, with a lump in his throat, that they have broken-up. Without spoiling the entire recital, the protagonist alludes to his humor being a motive for their disconnection.

Under Greg Berman’s adept direction and rapturous delivery, the film is well crafted with first-rate cinematography by Nicolas Murphy. The clever use of flash-back footage – which is intertwined with the stand-up performance – aids the recital and will help to keep viewers engaged. During the performance, the protagonist is shot with close-up cinematography which gives a poignant intimacy that is guaranteed to draw in empathy and compassion. Berman’s portrayal is crammed with authenticity that supports the make-belief of the narrative. His wit, comedic style and gushy persona creates entertaining observation. Highly recommended.
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She Used to Laugh

Humor and sorrow are intertwined in this comedic tale of heartbreak.
5/5

Review

Written and directed by Greg Berman, ‘She Used to Laugh’ is a short comedy film that delves into the disintegration of a romantic relationship. Berman leads the cast as Jay, a stand-up comedian who unravels about his recent break-up during a comedy set. Anna Daines co-stars (in flash-back scenes) as Veronica – Jay’s ex-girlfriend. In spite of the short’s comedic tone, the narrative steadily unwinds the tone of sorrow – as the protagonist lift’s the lid on his broken heart. A poignant tale with a witty underbelly.

Throughout the 10-minute film, Jay Schvartz – a charming US comedian – goes under the spotlight to divulge about an awkward moment from his relationship. Before long, he digs deeper into the pitfalls of despair as he confesses, with a lump in his throat, that they have broken-up. Without spoiling the entire recital, the protagonist alludes to his humor being a motive for their disconnection.

Under Greg Berman’s adept direction and rapturous delivery, the film is well crafted with first-rate cinematography by Nicolas Murphy. The clever use of flash-back footage – which is intertwined with the stand-up performance – aids the recital and will help to keep viewers engaged. During the performance, the protagonist is shot with close-up cinematography which gives a poignant intimacy that is guaranteed to draw in empathy and compassion. Berman’s portrayal is crammed with authenticity that supports the make-belief of the narrative. His wit, comedic style and gushy persona creates entertaining observation. Highly recommended.
She Used to Laugh Short Film

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Runtime: 10 min
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