“All Too Perfect”: Counterbalance Collective Teases Us

If you like a short film that has you querying what really is going on when the credits role “All Too Perfect” may very well be for you.

Sam (Nabil Ayoub) and Alex (Bridget Ori) have a seemingly perfect relationship until Sam’s phone starts binging away. Alex jokes when she hears it was a call from Julia that Julia is the love of Sam’s life. However it is no joke as Alex eventually demands Sam’s password for his phone who initially refuses.

Tension between the two rises and Sam says he will give the password to Alex who then apologizes to Sam and in bed they tumble for some passionate lovemaking. While Sam is alone in their bed Julia calls again and apologizes for being a bother and sends her regards to Alex.

So what is going on here? Jealously, mistrust and anger. Or is Alex reading the situation correctly? Who knows and that’s part of the fun. What we do know by the end of the short their relationship is not perfect. Very few are. As Frank Sinatra signs, “That’s Life”.

I wish Counterbalance Collective would end my misery and produce a sequel so we get the low down.

Well written by Erika Nonato and with just the right musical score. Ori and Ayoub play their roles perfectly. Ori can turn on the charm one minute and be aggressive and offensive immediately after. Great tension in the 8-minute short.

You can watch it here on Counterbalance Collective’s YouTube Channel.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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