Review Fix 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Coverage: Mr. Stache Review

Quirky, smart and cute with top-notch production values and quality performances from Rich Sommer and Amy Smart, “Mr. Stache” is a short film you’ll remember.

It’s the type of comedy that isn’t for every one however. More artsy than laugh out-loud hilarious, many will find it too adorable. For those who do admire the silly mustache metaphor that encompasses the film, it’ll be impossible for them to wipe the smile off of their faces throughout.

Everyone else will wonder what’s so funny.

Powered by narration, its fun approach is a perfect fit for the short film format. With several scene changes and a nice pace, “Mr. Stache” never bores the audience and while some may in fact roll their eyes at times, it’s usually accompanied with a laugh of some kind.

Loosely based on the 2005 French film “La Moustache,” but without the Bergman-influence, this cinematic version of upper lip hair packs a different type of punch. Gone are the “thinking” moments, replaced by the same metaphor, except this time, the scope is much smaller. The end result is a film with much more charisma that isn’t nearly as pretentious.

Overall, it may not be for everyone, the humor in Mr. Stache is undeniable and its message is obvious. Everyone has “a mustache” in their lives, you just have to find someone who accepts you for it.

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