Perfection: A Short Film

Submitted by: captkangaroo 5 years ago in

"Will the game ever end?"
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Male 184
prob wouldnt be aloud for toddlers nowadays, too many little pieces to choke on
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Male 40,764
0:50 I see the circle piece! Prominently displayed actually.
1:02 Prominent again, all alone by her foot.
1:45 Don`t see any circle piece.
3:02 Ok, there`s the circle again, so much for that theory! (between the octogon and the game)
4:33 No circle! As the game pops up.
5:13 Does she have the circle in her left hand? GAH!

We cross posted @Suicism, but either way I think it`s the same: she doesn`t need to be "perfect" to "win the game" and the big face thing is her undestanding this.

If it`s because the game is rigged (piece missing) OR she no longer chooses to play are both BIG deals!

The circle piece is never once IN the gameboard, I looked closely!

If my ranting helps someone else enjoy this as much as I do, I`m a happy cat! If not, I am sorry, I`ll try to be more Perfect...
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Male 40,764
Well, since it`s soon to be a "dead thread" I`ll explain my personal take on it:

@SarahofBorg: The reason she stopped at the end was because she realized she`d been trying to achieve perfection in Perfection... but a piece was missing! It was IMPOSSIBLE all that time! Her other efforts, violin, fitness, beauty & etc were equally "impossible" too!

Perfection is a fools goal. Her expression at the end is (I think) of someone who`s had a life-changing moment of understanding.

That`s why I liked this film a lot: subtlety! You can see into it or not. It doesn`t smack you across the face over and over again like the ONE joke in an Adam Sandler movie...
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Male 3,631
I hate to pull an 8-bit, but I really don`t get it here. Playing violin, studying and graduating don`t all seem like things she was doing for someone else. Was it some existential statement for her to leave the final piece out? Enough people`s lives are in disarray `cause they never pursued higher education or rigorous expectations set by their parents. I guess if the contrast would have been starker regarding what it cost her to achieve perfection, rather than just leading what appeared to be a successful life, the symbolism at the end would have had some more gravitas.
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Male 987
You know she only stopped playing the game so she could pass it down to the next generation.
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Female 3,562
Man that was pointless. So she stops trying to play the perfection game. Consequences? Nothing, apparently. Thanks for wasting my time.
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Male 3,210
@Snuffy- poor hand/eye coordination and lack of spatial reasoning could be a sub-theme as well.
Watch again, but this time ignore the fact that the actors are Asian.
Your first comment seemed to skim the surface meaning and was more than a little dismissive.
If my response was a bit gruff and your sensibilities were nettled, you have my apologies.
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Female 32
Ok if you`re going to make a movie based on a (board-ish)game, that`s how you do it. Yeah I looking at you Battleship.
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Male 1,231
Loved this; really hit the nail on the head with regards to perfection imo.
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Male 2,737
She sucked in `ER` too.
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Male 2,737
I used to be able to get that game finished in 25 seconds, when I was 8.It took her THAT long to win the game? She sux at it.What a loser.She should commit suicide.
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Male 40,764
@snuffy2009: Nope, not it. It`s not "asian" it`s universal, at least IMHO eh?

It`s about how you never can truely achieve "perfection" (lower case) because it`s impossible.

I`d say why but it`d be a HUGE SPOILER! Re-watch the ending is all I can say. 5:18 to be exact.

Otherwise: It`s a GREAT short film! Every aspect of it was brilliantly done, and the ending I mention makes it rise to a very high level of storytelling.
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Male 646
Perfection II: Operation
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Female 50
CaptKangaroo- Might not be about Asian stereotypes but it could certainly be a sub-theme... Living with a Filipino step-mom, I can definitely assert that she`s very strict and demands the best of her kids. Maybe I just sound dense but it`s what I see- there`s no need to be rude.
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Male 3,210
@Snuffy- no, it was not; If that is what you walked away with, perhaps you are incapable of getting the `point`.
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Male 241
So pretty everything steriotypically asian crammed into one video? That was the point right?
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Male 5,167
I liked it.
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Male 3,210
Link: Perfection: A Short Film [Rate Link] - `Will the game ever end?`
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