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The Sadder but Wiser Boy

A tale of self-discovery and the unexpected twists that redefine friendships.
5/5

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In Daryl Della‘s compelling short comedy drama, co-written with Sasha Boggs, the toxic undercurrents of a life-long friendship take center stage, unraveling a narrative that goes beyond laughter into the realms of insecurity, co-dependency, and self-discovery. Lorenzo Ocon delivers a nuanced performance as Lando, a 30-something navigating the pressures to lose his virginity imposed by his critical friend Dallas, played by Daryl Della himself.

As Dallas arranges for Lando to spend the night with Misty, a prostitute portrayed by Sasha Boggs, the film takes an unexpected turn, delving into the complexities of friendship and the impact of toxic behavior. Boggs brings depth to her role, adding layers to the narrative that transcend the initial comedic premise.

Della’s drama crafts a moving and comical journey that seamlessly balances humor with a poignant exploration of loneliness, sexuality, and the consequences of toxic friendships. The high-quality cinematography by Daniel Cruz enhances the visual appeal, complementing the terrific acting performances.

Despite its comedic elements, the film transcends the genre, leaving the audience with a real message about the importance of self-worth and the detrimental effects of toxic relationships. Della’s work stands as a testament to the potential of comedy to deliver powerful and thought-provoking narratives.

Brief Synopsis

Lando and Dallas have spent their 20-year co-dependent friendship abusing each other with pranks and insensitivity. Now in their thirties, Dallas takes it upon himself to buy Lando some time with a lady of the night so he can finally “become a man.” Over the course of the night, the true nature of the friends’ relationship is laid bare, proving that maybe the real friends were the hookers we met along the way.
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Director(s): Daryl Della
Writer(s): Daryl Della, Sasha Boggs
Cast: Benny Nikole, Daryl Della, Kayla Emerson, Lorenzo Ocon, Ray Revello, Richard Castromayor, Sasha Boggs, Seth Yaitanes, Tara Erickson, Tom Arnold
Producer(s): Sasha Boggs
Director of Photography: Daniel Cruz
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The Sadder but Wiser Boy

A tale of self-discovery and the unexpected twists that redefine friendships.
5/5

Review

In Daryl Della‘s compelling short comedy drama, co-written with Sasha Boggs, the toxic undercurrents of a life-long friendship take center stage, unraveling a narrative that goes beyond laughter into the realms of insecurity, co-dependency, and self-discovery. Lorenzo Ocon delivers a nuanced performance as Lando, a 30-something navigating the pressures to lose his virginity imposed by his critical friend Dallas, played by Daryl Della himself.

As Dallas arranges for Lando to spend the night with Misty, a prostitute portrayed by Sasha Boggs, the film takes an unexpected turn, delving into the complexities of friendship and the impact of toxic behavior. Boggs brings depth to her role, adding layers to the narrative that transcend the initial comedic premise.

Della’s drama crafts a moving and comical journey that seamlessly balances humor with a poignant exploration of loneliness, sexuality, and the consequences of toxic friendships. The high-quality cinematography by Daniel Cruz enhances the visual appeal, complementing the terrific acting performances.

Despite its comedic elements, the film transcends the genre, leaving the audience with a real message about the importance of self-worth and the detrimental effects of toxic relationships. Della’s work stands as a testament to the potential of comedy to deliver powerful and thought-provoking narratives.

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Read more about .

Brief Synopsis

Lando and Dallas have spent their 20-year co-dependent friendship abusing each other with pranks and insensitivity. Now in their thirties, Dallas takes it upon himself to buy Lando some time with a lady of the night so he can finally “become a man.” Over the course of the night, the true nature of the friends’ relationship is laid bare, proving that maybe the real friends were the hookers we met along the way.
The Sadder but Wiser Boy Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Daryl Della
Writer(s): Daryl Della, Sasha Boggs
Cast: Benny Nikole, Daryl Della, Kayla Emerson, Lorenzo Ocon, Ray Revello, Richard Castromayor, Sasha Boggs, Seth Yaitanes, Tara Erickson, Tom Arnold
Producer(s): Sasha Boggs
Director of Photography: Daniel Cruz
Animation:
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