deadCenter Review: ‘Wasting Daylight’
Screened as part of Comedy Shorts
Directed by Joe Parker
“Wasting Daylight” has a great set-up — Carl (Carl Stevens) was traumatized as a kid because he missed a chance to meet Captain Kangaroo, and all because his mom forgot to switch the clocks for Daylight Saving Time. Now, Carl’s an anti-DST activist, and he’s determined to get people to stop messing with their clocks.
The film makes pretty decent use of the mockumentary format, and Stevens is an absolute riot. Still, there’s no way this film needs to push the 20-minute mark, with most of the good material exhausted in less than half that time. Despite the ample padding, “Wasting Daylight” has enough comedic kick to push through the filler, and when Carl decides to take on rubberneckers at the film’s conclusion, he really means business. I smell sequel.
Grade: 2 1/2 out of 4 Stars
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