From the first line of “Do you like my sweater?,” you’ll be entranced by the wild, wacky and weird five-minute experience that “Sweater” is.
Eager to make an impression on a date, a man (Nick Borenstein) takes a shot with a pink sweater that definitely takes him on a wild journey. Feeling more like a music video than a film at times, Borenstein, who also directs, produces and dances in the film, creates a wonderful Bollywood-type experience that anyone can relate to. The end result is a fierce forging of fun cinema that is proof Borenstein deserves a larger canvas to create on.
While the overall meaning of the film can be taken in a variety of ways, from its literal, man looking to get some and be appreciated, intentions, the underlying message of overcoming anxiety and accepting yourself is also prevalent. To do all go that in just five minutes, again is enough to ensure Borenstein’s name is one you’ll hear again soon enough.