Review Fix 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Coverage: ‘Not Over Easy’ Review

Ever imagine what your love life would be like if you gave a failed relationship a second chance?

If so, Jody Richardson and Jordan Canning’s “Not Over Easy” is a short you’ll quickly identify with.

If not, then you’ll just enjoy the laughs the film provides, especially during the final scene, which many women will see coming, but nevertheless enjoy thoroughly.

Just six minutes long, this short has a lot going for it. The animation is cute and tells the story well. Karen and Ken’s relationship isn’t perfect, mainly because of Ken. Throughout the film, you’ll feel Karen’s pain and support her decisions, while laughing at Ken’s ability to make a mess of things. You’d never think that eggs with faces drawn on them would be able to tell a story such as this, but they do. The transitions between live action and animation are also incredibly smooth, flowing beautifully into one another.

Rachel Wilson and Aaron Poole are just as adorable as their cartoon counterparts, even though they aren’t on the screen much. It is important to note had they not been as solid, it would have taken some realism away from the animated sequences and hurt the film’s overall appeal.

Instead, “Not Over Easy’ ends up as a cute romantic comedy animation with some dark humor that keeps it fresh and worth your time.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of ReviewFix.com and is the author of the upcoming book, “The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers,” from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late Examiner.com. He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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