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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Comedy about insecure man losing hair; language.

Movie NR 2018 12 minutes

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Calvario is drenched in cheeky snideness. Calvary was the site of the crucifixion, so read into the title what you like. It could be a commentary on rampant self-absorption, and there's plenty of that here. Beyond that, this feels like a quick-paced, well-made music video or infomercial, even a long TikTok post. It's tight and clever but superficial. Mostly this feels like a calling card, a resume sent out by a young director in search of funding for a feature-length project.

According to the movie's Kickstarter page, 78 backers pledged around $8,000 to fund the venture. The director offered donors everything from Minoxidil spray to an anti-hair loss prescription. For the grand sum of around $3,000, donors were offered an executive producer credit and a "luxury clinic" hair transplant. Regardless, it's unlikely to interest most teens.

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