Physical

Synopsis

A neurotic man endures his annual physical, which proves to be far from routine.

Review

3/5
A health physical takes an unexpected turn. A humorous short film.
Roger Turner Jr’s 14-minute comedy short explores the awkwardness of a Doctor-Patient physical with sarcastic and farcical humour. Based on a screenplay by Dylan J. Murphy, who also stars as our protagonist (Jim), the narrative follows a 20-something man during an intimate medical check-up. Fernando Mateo Jr co-stars as the intimidating Doctor.

The film opens as Jim meets Maya (Melonie Bailey) – an uncompromising nurse who takes him through preliminary tests. The short takes its comical turn when Jim realises the weighing scales are off measurement and the toilet is order of order – much to his immediate necessity (a bad diet of street-meat). Dr Lewis has been killed by a truck and his replacement, Dr Carpenter, provides the intimate physical. An unexpected prostate examination makes for much comic relief, but a twist in circumstance provides a laugh-out-loud ending.

Physical Short Film
Dylan J. Murphy performs his role as Jim terrifically – his facial expressions and uneasiness during the health questionnaire makes for entertaining viewing. Fernando Mateo (Dr Carpenter) bounces well off Murphy by providing humorous dialogue – albeit uncomfortable for our protagonist. Cinematography is captured stylishly and sound is on top-form. The entire 14-minute film is predominantly filmed in one-location and is kept engaging by the witty narrative and performance by Murphy (Writer/Jim). Roger Turner (Director) delivers an acceptable short film and has mastered a comedy worth watching.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Roger Turner Jr
Writer(s): Dylan J. Murphy
Cast: Dylan J. Murphy, Fernando Mateo Jr, Matt DeTitta, Melonie Bailey, Wade Bethel
Producer(s): Anne O’Driscoll
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Specifications

Genre: Comedy
Subjects: Anxiety
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Roger Turner Jr
Writer(s): Dylan J. Murphy
Cast: Dylan J. Murphy, Fernando Mateo Jr, Matt DeTitta, Melonie Bailey, Wade Bethel
Producer(s): Anne O’Driscoll
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy
Subjects: Anxiety
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021

Recommended

Physical

Synopsis

A neurotic man endures his annual physical, which proves to be far from routine.

Review

A health physical takes an unexpected turn. A humorous short film.

3/5
Roger Turner Jr’s 14-minute comedy short explores the awkwardness of a Doctor-Patient physical with sarcastic and farcical humour. Based on a screenplay by Dylan J. Murphy, who also stars as our protagonist (Jim), the narrative follows a 20-something man during an intimate medical check-up. Fernando Mateo Jr co-stars as the intimidating Doctor.

The film opens as Jim meets Maya (Melonie Bailey) – an uncompromising nurse who takes him through preliminary tests. The short takes its comical turn when Jim realises the weighing scales are off measurement and the toilet is order of order – much to his immediate necessity (a bad diet of street-meat). Dr Lewis has been killed by a truck and his replacement, Dr Carpenter, provides the intimate physical. An unexpected prostate examination makes for much comic relief, but a twist in circumstance provides a laugh-out-loud ending.

Physical Short Film
Dylan J. Murphy performs his role as Jim terrifically – his facial expressions and uneasiness during the health questionnaire makes for entertaining viewing. Fernando Mateo (Dr Carpenter) bounces well off Murphy by providing humorous dialogue – albeit uncomfortable for our protagonist. Cinematography is captured stylishly and sound is on top-form. The entire 14-minute film is predominantly filmed in one-location and is kept engaging by the witty narrative and performance by Murphy (Writer/Jim). Roger Turner (Director) delivers an acceptable short film and has mastered a comedy worth watching.

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