7 min., 2006
Directed by Sam Thompson
So short but so good!
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You will have to bear with me on this one. You see it was a few years ago when I first heard about Urine Trouble. I was at a convention and saw a copy of a flyer that said “KILLER URINAL CAKES!!!” Without question I started looking all over the convention for a copy of this movie, but I never did find it. Every month that would pass I would think about the movie and take a quick peek for it on the internet. As the months rolled on I finally came to the understanding that I would never find this movie and for a while I just forgot about it. Jump forward a few years later and the movie popped into my head for no reason whatsoever and I decided to actually jump on the net and try to hunt down this movie with a lot more vigor. As I searched all I found was sites talking about or reviewing the movie, but no one seemed to have a copy of it. Then I came upon the name Sam Thompson. You see he directed it and I decided to give it a shot and e-mail him about Urine Trouble. After a little back and forth, I finally have in my hands a copy of Urine Trouble. Sweet Victory!
Before I go into my review I just want to state that Urine Trouble doesn’t have a cast list. So I don’t know who plays whom. So instead of writing down the actors and saying if they were good or not, I’ll just use my character descriptions and if anyone can help me out, I would love to give some of these guys some credit for their good acting. These are the people listed on IMDB: Rita Cannon, Todd Dahlgren, Paul Globensky, Melissa Lindemann and Mike Rasque.
The movie begins with two couples at a table in a restaurant. Well two of the four are a couple, Asian woman and guy in pink shirt, and the other two, main character and girl with glasses, have been set up on a blind date. The small talk isn’t going so well and the main character accidently spills a glass of water. The main character goes to the bathroom and starts saying how stupid he is being while he is peeing at the urinal. The camera shifts to the “view” of the urinal cakes that are getting peed on and we start to hear some really strange noises coming from them. That’s when the urinal cakes start their attack, starting with the dick of the main character.
Considering that is movie is very low budget, I was expecting the acting to really be horrendous. To my surprise the acting is actually really good. The main character comes off as really out of place and I love that when he is in the bathroom, he is saying to himself how stupid he was. How many of us have done that before? The girl with glasses is also really good because she actually looks really uncomfortable instead of looking like she is just acting. Then when she gets covered in blood, comes out tells the other couple that she has to go home and wash her hair, it is just really funny. The only one that I wasn’t too pleased with was the guy in pink shirt. All of his lines are delivered with too much “acting”. He didn’t come off as very natural.
The effects of the movie are exactly what you should expect from a low budget short. They aren’t great, but man-oh-man when you see that urinal cake open its toothy mouth and make its first lunge, it just doesn’t matter how good or bad the urinal cake looks, it’s just a whole lot of fun to watch. Now I’m not saying that the urinal cakes look like crap, they just aren’t what most people are used to seeing in movies. Not the best, but damn are they great at the same time.
So was my search for this movie/short really worth all my time and effort? Hell Yeah! Without question this is one of my favorite shorts that I’ve seen in a long time. It’s really funny at times, really gory at times and I really love the ending. If you can find this one you should watch it, you will be pleasantly surprised.Have You Read...?