Review of: The Present 

reviewed by smalltimeinc on 09/08/2004
smalltimeinc
Good attempt.
This is an interesting film, but let down by the acting. I liked the story and it kept me entertained (although I think the whole thing could have been edited down a little bit).It's a shame there was not more time to spend on getting the performances right, but with a zero budget new filmmakers have to sacrifice certain elements. Hopefully there will be a budget for the next one and you can do the script justice.

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