Tuesday, May 3, 2011

God of Love (B+)

While God of Love may sound like a corny fun romantic comedy, it absolutely is a corny fun romantic comedy. Luke Matheny directed and starred in this Oscar winning short film about a lovestruck New Yorker who is given a box of darts which when thrown at someone, makes them fall in love with you for eight hours. After eight hours, they return to normal.

God of Love is the exact opposite of what usually wins the Oscar for best short film: Dark and depressing. God of love is a quirky comedy which plays like what Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's The Tooth Fairy would be like if it was directed and starred Woody Allen. It's awkward, romantic, set in New York, and the main character is Jewish. How much more Woody Allen can you get?

God of Love is a forgettable, but fun ride. At 18 minutes it's perfect to watch while waiting for a bus, and contains enough subtle jokes to make rewatching it seem alright.

Grade: B+

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