Short Order Reviews

May 30, 2008
There is pleasure to be had in the visual style and some of the performances, suggesting that Byrne the director has been ill served by Byrne the writer.
May 29, 2008
Forced quirkiness invades every frame and spoils what could've been a tasty romantic comedy.
May 29, 2008
Aside from Vanessa Redgrave, who is quite poignant in a brief, ham-free cameo, the film's shallow cutesiness quickly starts to feel less like a salute to youthful optimism than a warning against romanticizing one's stunted emotional development.
May 16, 2008
While the aesthetic is charming, colorful and full of whimsy, Anthony Byrne's partial musical Short Order is wildly uneven and tragically underdeveloped.
May 14, 2008
Paulo's anguish and plotting provide genuine laughs and some of the only quality moments in this otherwise forgettable movie.