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Stutterer (2015)

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Movie Info

For a lonely typographer, an online relationship has provided a much-needed connection without revealing the speech impediment that has kept him isolated. Now, however, he is faced with the proposition of meeting his online paramour in the flesh, and thereby revealing the truth about himself.

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Cast

Matthew Needham
as Greenwood
Eric Richard
as Greenwood's Dad
Sophie Cotton
as Call Centre Lady. V O.
Calum Sivyer
as Year 11 Boy

Critic Reviews for Stutterer

All Critics (1)

An intelligent film which ably demonstrates how disability can complicate life, Stutterer deserves a lot of praise for its script, direction and editing.

February 22, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stutterer

I saw this Oscar winning live action short in a set of shorts at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Online dating in the modern world. A simple story told well. Uplifting and romantic.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

The Oscar-nominated live action short that I loved the most but didn't expect to win because it wasn't "important" and topical enough. On the surface, it's a sweet love story about a man whose interior monologue is articulate and clever, but whose vocalized speech is hampered by stops and starts. He attempts online dating, memorizes and trains himself to recite famous quotations to his dad, and even learns sign language, but still feels too crippled by anxiety to meet his internet girlfriend in person. The screenplay deftly captures the cacophonous swirl of words he wishes he could say, and I really enjoy his calming tactic of listing the letters of the alphabet. It's the clearest and most succinct of the films, but it's also the whitest (American production with British actors and setting) with the stigma of privilege that comes from seemingly low-stakes romantic comedy. Nevertheless, it did win, and perhaps it's not so dissimilar from the other films after all. It's about what gets lost in translation, and it depicts the struggle between the abled, the disabled, and perhaps the differently abled.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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