My Best Friend's Birthday Reviews
Sharp and nimble dialogue is the name of the game here. Admittedly, the narrative may come off as a rambling mess that fails to find a conclusion to its slim narrative. Regardless, the dialogue is so unequivocally witty and engaging that whatever the characters may be talking about, whether it may be small talk or a conversation of grandiose proportions, the writing keeps audience's eyes glued to the screen. As Tarantino's debut into the film industry, this was the perfect hallmark revolution for short and feature length films to come. Films, before and after the debut of this short, for the most part, failed and are failing to match up to the standards of outlandishly sharp writing found here. Even according to contemporary standards, Tarantino continues to be an unconventionally masterful writer and director with the likes of Pulp Fiction, which is arguably considered as one of the greatest films in American cinema, and the rest of his profoundly epic filmography. In other words, the cinematic golden nuggets that are found in his superb feature films are found glimmering in this film. It can even be arguably said that this short film is an experimental film that toys around with the art of engaging conversation, no matter how dreadfully slim the narrative may be.
Nevertheless, this is an atypical short that harbors and foreshadows the splendid elements from great feature films to come from the innovative mind of Tarantino.
I didn't know what to expect from it, so I can't say that I was too disapointed when it wasn't particularly good. But this film not being good might have something to do with the fact that it's supposed to be 69 minuttes and not 34 as it is. The reason for this is that when they edited the film a fire broke out and they only managed to save about half of the film. So having that in mind I'll forgive this rather uneven film from Quentin Tarantino.
"Boy, yo ass is grass, and Im da LAWNMOWER!" best line.
A curiosity piece that's for Tarantino fans only as about half of it is missing, and what's left is a mixed bag. Quentin himself is about the best thing here and gives a good dose of effort and comic timing to his performance. The writing is somewhat decent at times, although it's clearly the product of the inexperienced, and many will claim that it's nothing more than typical Tarantino movie name dropping, which really is only partly true. For a very low budget first attempt this isn't too bad, and does at least show some future potential.
My Best Friend's Birthday,a forgettable 34 minutes birthday even there is Good dialogs despite with some heavy lines,good directions for the conversation sequence and the Mantis post is indeed had proven that Mr.Quentin is one the fans of "Shawn Brother".I can't see his genius yet in this 34 minutes or may be I should try some of his big films.