Monday, 6 February 2017

Review: My Friend Max (2017) - Directed by Mikeal Burgin (February 2017)

 My Friend Max (2017) - Directed by Mikeal Burgin
Synopsis: "After the loss of her father, young Thea has lived a secluded life without any friends, except for one. Her imaginary friend, Max, is a cause for concern for Thea's mother, who drastically intervenes with Thea's solitary social life. As a result, Max finds himself competing for Thea's attention, and his own existence.".

A Drop Dead Fred-esq short film from Mikeal Burgin sees a young girl talking to her imaginary friend to her mother's confusion. In My Friend Max (2017) - Max (the imaginary being played by actor Doug Jones) fights for the attention of the little girl when the mother gets involved in personal affairs of the young girl's life!

Moving stuff... Max gets upset and real life seems to get in the way for the odd/real/imaginary couple. It seems that Max has his own demons, too to contend with.

There was some nice acting chemistry between the little girl and her made-up friend. We are are rooting for her and her naive charm and friendship for Max. She sees a Psychologist who is also trying to get to the bottom of the little girl's life. The imaginary friend is definitely a metaphor in her life. This short film plays with the emotions, but is nicely put together. There are demons to face, but in moving fashion for everybody in this film.


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the coverage, John! Very glad you enjoyed our film, thank you for giving it your time and attention.

    -Mikeal

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