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by Greg Muskewitz

"Wonder women."
5 stars

An adorably ingenious short film written and directed by Terri Edda Miller, of which the premise of the mere eight-minutes has a weekly group therapy session with handful of fairytale characters (Little Red Riding Hood, Alice of Wonderland, Goldilocks, Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Dorothy Gale) and one housewife, all bemoaning the difficulty of leading storybook lives (“A prince is not a silver bullet”) and the hang-ups each overcame (“Till you’ve been grabbed by a flying monkey, you don’t know fear!”).

It’s as clever and funny as eight-minutes will allow; tightly scripted, colorfully shot, exquisitely cast. The biggest criticism, or better yet, complaint, is that the film wasn’t longer. This easily has the potential of being an 80 to 90-minute feature length film, and I for one would love to see this continued. Skimming through the press kit, I am honorbound to report that it is being looked into to extend the film (well, not using what was already filmed, but fleshing the idea into a full length movie). Of the fitting cast, special note goes to Alexis Bledel (as Goldilocks), Sarah Wynter (as Sleeping Beauty), Jill Small (as Dorothy), and Jim Belushi (as the shrink). Hitting the festival circuit, keep an eye out for DysEnchanted screenings and other info at the equally ingenious website where, among other things, they offer character dossiers with ailments and prescribed treatments (Little Red: post-traumatic stress disorder; Alice: hallucinations treated with Lithium; Goldilocks: kleptomania; Sleeping Beauty: narcolepsy treated with Modafinil and Adderall, etc.) With Amy Pietz, Shiva Rose, K.D. Aubert, Jaime Bergman, and Laura Kightlinger.

[Absolutely to be seen.]

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12/13/06 yo mama it was more than good, it was greeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaat 5 stars
10/22/06 Sue McKinney The best short I've seen in years. Great cast, timing, and script. Very funny. 5 stars
4/16/06 Karen Yuan How can I purchase this delightful film 5 stars
6/17/04 sisi brindacier very good movie 4 stars
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Directed by
  Terri Miller

Written by
  Terri Miller

  Laura Kightlinger
  Sarah Wynter
  Alex Bleidel
  Jaime Bergman
  Jill Small
  James Belushi

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