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The Marriage Counselor

An offbeat comedy centred around a couple’s therapy session.


Jef Figallo’s short comedy film takes a refreshing and unconventional approach to the topic of couples therapy. Joining Figallo, who plays the role of the eccentric counsellor, is Jarrod Perrault and Ashley Landrieu, who embody the couple seeking therapy. The narrative takes a comedic turn as the doctor’s unorthodox questioning sends their relationship in unexpected directions.

While the situations presented are exaggerated and humorous, there is an underlying truth about the complexities of relationships that many viewers will resonate with. Figallo’s portrayal of the counsellor is a standout, with his quirky offbeat lines delivering plenty of laughs.

The film succeeds in creating a light-hearted and playful atmosphere, never taking itself too seriously. From start to finish, it is filled with comical moments that keep the audience engaged and entertained. And let’s not forget the blooper reel during the post-credits, which adds an additional layer of laughs.

From a technical standpoint, the film is of a reasonable standard, although there are minor sound quality issues that could have been improved. What truly shines in this short comedy is the characterisation and acting. Figallo, Perrault, and Landrieu bring their characters to life with charm and wit, delivering performances that warrant praise.

Overall, this is a funny and quirky exploration of couples therapy that will bring out a few laughs. Despite its minor technical flaws, the characters, and their hilarious situations make this an enjoyable watch. With a dose of absurdity and a touch of reality, Figallo’s film offers a comedic escape into the intricacies of relationships.



Runtime: 10 min

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