Short about Prison Dating Websites - DINNER AND A MOVIE

I've got a great funny short drama for you to check out today called "Dinner and a Movie." The tagline says it's a heartwarming story about love, life, and prison dating websites. It was directed by Ben Aston, and it delivers some good entertainment. It's a very well scripted, acted, and directed film, and I think a lot of you will enjoy it. 

Lovestruck Randy is thrilled when his prison pen pal Crystal is finally released and they can meet in person, but is woefully unprepared for the hard truths (among other things) she brings along with her to their date. 

This is an original concept, and I really liked how it turned out. Below the video I posted a statement from the director about the ending of the film explaining why they ended it they way they did. Check it out when you're done watching it.

From the director:

We originally tried to write it so that they're relationship works out, like, he saves her or whatever. But it just felt so dishonest. Once it clicked that she would of course rob him then it all came together.

It's still a positive ending, In a way it's the ONLY happy ending, their relationship wasn't built out of mutual love and respect but out of Randy's fear, he's imprisoned by it (wink). He's scared at the very idea of being rejected. As such the idea of letting a convict into your home seems safer than just meeting a girl in a bar. But the reality is that love requires you to open yourself up to the possibility of being hurt or rejected. And that's Crystal's gift to him, the WORST DATE EVER, anything afterwards is easy by comparison.

We could just have ended there, but we show that there is hope at the end of the tunnel, he finally does what he was unable to and just meets a girl on a date. He too finally leaves prison :)

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