Stutterer (2015)

DailyView: Day 340, Movie 487

Another live action short, in fact an Oscar winner in 2016, Stutterer is written and directed by Benjamin Cleary.

Greenwood (Matthew Needham) has a terrible stutter that affects his life every day. He can’t make a phone call to check on his bills because he can’t get the words out in a proper time. He goes through the day watching people around him and making judgments about the people, running through silently in his head what he believes they are thinking about.

It should be of no surprise that Greenwood feels more comfortable talking by using text messaging. For six months, Greenwood had been exchanging messages with his online girlfriend Ellie (Chloe Pirrie). Ellie surprised him with the fact that she was coming to his city, London, and she wanted to meet him.

Greenwood was nervous about meeting her and having her judge him because of his speech impediment. He finally went to meet her and discovered a big surprise.

The short was well done and shined a light on a problem that many people suffer with. The character of Greenwood personified the fears and worries of stutterers everywhere. It was a well done short.

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