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CAR SERVICE, THE

What to know: Charming and fun, a complete farce with comical tones, excellent conversations and a surprise ending.
CAR SERVICE, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
2 minutes
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MARK KIEFER
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CAR SERVICE, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Charming and fun! The Car Service is a complete farce with comical tones, excellent conversations and facial expressions and an unexpected ending that you have no indication of until you get there. The conversation itself is funny and the ending makes it make sense. The last few seconds are what make this film appealing.

The storyline is about a man that calls an auto shop asking if they will check his car. A mechanic answers and gets annoyed by each question because they are redundant and unnecessary. He agrees to check the car, which we find out is not what we think it is.

The story follows the back and forth conversation between an annoyed mechanic and an irritating customer. The mechanic answers obvious and general questions that the customer, who thinks he knows better than the mechanic, asks. The conversation is pretty sarcastic on the part of the mechanic, and the customer seems overly demanding. When the mechanic speaks, there are two shots - one focuses on his expressions, and the other focuses on his background which shows that he is in an auto shop. When the customer speaks, there is only a shot of him from what seems to be a balcony with the view of a body of water, and mountains around it. There is no change in camera shots besides these. The costumes suit the time period and the characters. The tango music in the background enhances the comical tone of the film. There are only two characters. The customer talks at the beginning and end to an off-screen woman who he refers to first as darling and later as mommy, which I didn't quite get. The actors, Liam McNeil and Eddie Nason, both play their parts well and their facial expressions are on point. My favorite part is definitively the ending. It's unexpected and it makes the whole conversation questionable, which is funny after all the trouble both people went through.

It is sarcastic and funny and points out that what we hear is sometimes confusing with what is actually going on.

I give The Car Service 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by David O. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Jurors

Charming and fun! The Car Service is a complete farce with comical tones, excellent conversations and facial expressions and an unexpected ending that you have no indication of until you get there. The conversation itself is funny and the ending makes it make sense. The last few seconds are what make this film appealing.

The storyline is about a man that calls an auto shop asking if they will check his car. A mechanic answers and gets annoyed by each question because they are redundant and unnecessary. He agrees to check the car, which we find out is not what we think it is.

The story follows the back and forth conversation between an annoyed mechanic and an irritating customer. The mechanic answers obvious and general questions that the customer, who thinks he knows better than the mechanic, asks. The conversation is pretty sarcastic on the part of the mechanic, and the customer seems overly demanding. When the mechanic speaks, there are two shots - one focuses on his expressions, and the other focuses on his background which shows that he is in an auto shop. When the customer speaks, there is only a shot of him from what seems to be a balcony with the view of a body of water, and mountains around it. There is no change in camera shots besides these. The costumes suit the time period and the characters. The tango music in the background enhances the comical tone of the film. There are only two characters. The customer talks at the beginning and end to an off-screen woman who he refers to first as darling and later as mommy, which I didn't quite get. The actors, Liam McNeil and Eddie Nason, both play their parts well and their facial expressions are on point. My favorite part is definitively the ending. It's unexpected and it makes the whole conversation questionable, which is funny after all the trouble both people went through.

It is sarcastic and funny and points out that what we hear is sometimes confusing with what is actually going on.

I give The Car Service 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by David O. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Jurors

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