In another silent and delightfully old fashioned romantic comedy, two of the sharpest short filmmakers from England, Charles and Tom Guard (who brought us the irresistible Inside-Out), succeed yet again with this tale of romance during a daily commute. Martin Freeman (BBC’s The Office, and Love Actually) plays a businessman working late who realizes that he’s overdue to meet his girlfriend who’s arriving at the train station across London. He races through the streets until, nearly collapsing from lack of breath, he comes across an attractive bicycle courier (Jodhi May) who agrees to let him ride along with her and the two seem to ignite some initial sparks of flirtation during the journey which echoes the storyline of his girlfriend (Inside-Out’s Lena Headey) who is being chatted up on the train by a handsome passenger. The film, although short and a bit too rushed to fully develop into a romance, making us depend more on our imaginations as much is left out of the succinct slice-of-life, is cute and enjoyable, upbeat and well worth the download in its moral that a good part of love is actually chance plus proximity, that the Guards perfected with Inside-Out, also available on iTunes.
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