Cashback (2006)

Cashback (2006)

Directed by: Sean Ellis

Starring: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Michelle Ryan

This was a movie based on a short film which they included almost entirely within the feature. It’s kinda obvious too, since the short film part has all the exposition for the entire movie in it, and also the themes they deal with in it are almost untouched throughout the rest of it. It was interesting, though.

An artist gets insomnia after his first bad breakup and uses his new-found time to start working the night shift at a supermarket. To pass the time, he freezes time and undresses all the women in the store so he can sketch them. Also, he starts a new relationship with another cashier, and he hangs out with his other weird co-workers and boss.

Cashback is a very indie romantic comedy which wouldn’t be as weird if not for the time stopping thing they do a couple times. I’m not really sure what it’s supposed to mean or suggest or if that’s an actual thing he can do or what, but it was unique, anyway. Otherwise, it’s a low-key comedy that’s fairly funny, and it’s got plenty of flesh if that’s the kind of thing you want in your comedies.

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