Turn on your softie goggles, here's a tender one about a lonely man named Victor who makes his own action figures and dreams of one day being the life of the party. Turns out, today is the day and Victor's first objective is to teach his handmade toy, Mr. Angry, that he doesn't have to be so angry all the time.
With a delicate, optimistic spirit, it's an immaculately constructed vision, stemming from adult solitude, nostalgic for kids play time. It creates its own world and fills it with charming details. We follow Victor though his fairy-tale day on his quest to show Mr. Angry that he is loved.
Usually I have a pretty low tolerance for whimsy but this one worked beautifully for me. Gorgeous images, impactful silent performances, and a soothing narration which feels like a bedtime story told by a clever dad entertaining himself while sending his child away to dream. Open up those hard hearts for 6 minutes and let Victor show you the way. Directed by Chad Thompson.