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Last Option

By Daniel Abelow | January 3, 2024

In Last Option, directed by Don-Dimitri Joseph and written by A.J. Fitzgerald, tells the story of an otherwise average psychic named Daniel (Don-Dimitri Joseph), who uses his powers to help his career as a burglar.

In the opening scene, Daniel introduces himself through an efficient use of voice-over dialogue. We learn that he’s a psychic, but not a particularly good one, as he humorously reflects on his woes. Next thing we know, Daniel is breaking into a house when he runs into another burglar, Josie (Cheryl Holifield). The chemistry between Joseph and Holifield is apparent at once, even if some of the dialogue feels a bit forced.

“…an otherwise average psychic named Daniel, who uses his powers to help his career as a burglar.”

Unfortunately, it is around this point where the film seems to lose focus a bit, seemingly forgetting its initial purpose. The rest of the film feels confusing, and the lack of proper lighting sometimes makes it nearly impossible to tell what’s going on.

All in all, Last Option is a competently produced short with an interesting premise, but it flies too close to the sun, trying to explore too much in too short a time and eventually losing track of its initial promise.

Last Option (2023)

Directed: Don-Dimitri Joseph

Written: A.J. Fitzgerald

Starring: Don-Dimitri Joseph, Cheryl Holifield, Butch Copeland, Candice Marie Singleton, etc.

Movie score: 5/10

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"…the chemistry between Joseph and Holifield is apparent at once..."

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