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By Phil Hall | April 4, 2013

Paul Rothbart’s short comedy provides an amusing detour into “careful what you wish for” territory. Rothbart plays the successful director of romantic films that leave female moviegoers in teary-eyed emotionalism. But the director’s wife (Cooper Campbell) never experiences any of that.

Away from the movies, the director is a beer-swilling slob who sits around and watches TV sports. After complaining that she’d like to see some of the director’s reel-life romanticism in her daily existence, she gets her wish – sort of.

Rothbart and Campbell, who collaborated on the screenplay, have a charming rapport, and their clever lesson on not believing everything you see on a movie screen will certainly resonate with anyone who complains about living in a quotidian world.

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