A quiet convenience store, ideal for getting your daily groceries, soon becomes a battleground between the members of staff. On one side are the rude and obnoxious butcher boys and gossipy cashier girls, while in the other corner we have the honest and quiet Billy whose only friend lies within a lazy caretaker. That’s the premise of ‘Super Spree’; a funny, honest yet absurd tale about one poor errand boy that simply can no longer take the copious amount of insult he is dished out on a daily basis.
The humour mainly comes from the hard hell that Billy (James Manzello) has to persist through for an honest wage, perhaps not to everybody’s taste. Seeing someone’s misfortune is often hilarious; be it a simple trip or other classical slapstick comedy so by just knowing this is a fiction film allows you to laugh, but cleverly enables the audience to immediately take sides with the unfortunate victim, in this case being Billy. Since he is consistently looked upon as an inferior specimen by his work colleagues, the ending simply becomes a surprisingly unexpected gift, even if a bit mild to what the audience wanted.
“Insane” and “Entertaining” is how I would sum up Matt Post’s ingenious short film. Certainly a different piece of cinema to a lot we have shown you this week, but with a strong plot, interesting characters and constant tension, ‘Super Spree’ is a comedy delight.
Warning: Contains explicit language and some rude humour