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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

I really don’t know what to say. I feel like I’m waking up/coming down from an absinthe- induced daydream. Either that or somebody made a live action version of SpongeBob SquarePants. I’m not a big follower of the grand tradition of French absurdist comedy, but I can see its value. Here, we have an endearing romance wrapped in a cloak of offbeat amusement.

Dom (Dominique Abel) is a hotel night clerk who simply wants to be left alone, but when a woman, Fiona (Fiona Gordon), appears in need of a room for the night, he is more than happy to oblige. And when Fiona explains that she is a fairy and will grant him three wishes, he is nonplussed and unenthusiastically wishes for a scooter and free gas for life. When he awakens and discovers his new scooter, he is sold on her identity, but more important, he is in love. Together they must dodge mental health professionals, the police and hostile townspeople to pursue their love and their shared affinity for interpretative dance.

There are some genuine laughs and the love story verges on charming. That being said, it’s called absurdist comedy for a reason. It’s really more like watching a piece of performance art than a film. I would recommend it if you need something to do on a very rainy day.


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