Robert Trott, who wrote and directed this quick little film, has one hell of a set-up for a short movie. Just after the... coupling of a man and woman - use your imagination - I was treated to some narration by the person I thought I was seeing onscreen. An internal diary of the struggles presented by relationships in general. The highs of sex, and the inadequate feelings that would come after. Our narrator goes on his little rant about how upset he is, to be constantly used and receive no real love in return. No true sense of connection. A sad little narrative that when watched onscreen, looks very different than what we're hearing. Our "man" in question looks happy as he gets dressed. The woman obviously being spoken about, looks anything but the sinister, emotionless witch we've been hearing about. Suddenly it's time for the "after the deed" smoke, and our nameless man searches for a lighter in a near by drawer. That's when our narrator is found... tucked away inside the night table. "The Insecurities Of Dill" has just taken on a completely new meaning, and yes ladies and gents... everything becomes so much more amusing.
Keeping this review completely spoiler free is damn near impossible. Read the title of the film, and read between the lines of what I'm writing - you should quickly understand who "Dill" is and what this title is really about. Once you figure it out, or once you see the film, you'll quickly be in on the joke. The serious, dramatic feelings will quickly melt away, and you will probably be smiling. She uses me. No three words could better sum up this film. Spot on.
Aside from being a very quick little diversion, "The Insecurities Of Dill" is by no means the next Oscar worthy production. It's not intended to be. In my mind, Robert Trott aims to take what could be a depressing monologue, turn it upside down, and create an entertaining few minutes. What sounds like a horrible life when listening, is transformed to comedy, once you open your eyes and watch the visuals that go along with it. Those visuals themselves? I'm glad to say that "The Insecurities Of Dill" looks great. Simplistic but clean camera work. A nice natural light filling the lens, and a couple that really could be anyone you know. This short movie looks and sounds great. No question about that.
But that's really all there is. No potential for a truly inspiring story. Nothing more than a shared funny moment between Dill and us viewers. Well... maybe not so funny to him, but completely funny to us. This isn't meant as a slight by any means. Trott sets out to tell his quick story, does so in a good way and hands out some chuckles. However, anyone looking for a deeper meaning or message may be a little disappointed. Myself? Not so much. As a one off joke, this film is effective and does the trick. I'm sure most will agree.