Poster Wiggle Room 2021 scaled
Poster image of Wiggle Room by Sam Guest and Julia Baylis, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Dealing with insurance companies can often be hell, but surely if you see the agent face to face, they’ll help you right?


Director(s) Sam Guest, Julia Baylis
Screenplay By Sam Guest, Julia Baylis
Date Released (Sundance Film Festival) 1/28/2021
Genre(s) Drama
Duration 14 Minutes
Rating Not Rated
Noted Cast
Daisy Deanne Gibson
Rudy Sam Stillman

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Film Summary

With a week before Daisy’s wheelchair ramp being potentially repossessed, she hopes a meeting with an insurance company agent will lead to her claim being processed. But whether Rudy will actually do so is anyone’s guess.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: There is violence and cursing.
  • Jump Scares/ Laughs/ Tear-Jerking Moments: N/A

Cast & Characters

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list of every cast member.

Daisy

Daisy (Deanne Gibson) waiting to be seen by an insurance agent
Deanna Gibson appears in Wiggle Room by Sam Guest and Julia Baylis, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

After an accident, Daisy had a T11 vertebrae injury that required her to be in a wheelchair and get a ramp installed. Now, more than a year since the accident, she is just trying to get the money from the insurance company to pay it off.

Rudy

Rudy is an insurance agent that gives the industry a bad name.

Review

Highlights

Sharing The Frustration of Dealing With An Insurance Company

Whether or not you have employer-sponsored insurance, dealing with insurance companies and the medical industry, in general, can be a pain in the ass. Especially when you begin to feel they want you healthy enough to keep paying into the system but never sick enough to truly need them for then you are a liability. And I swear to you, as you watch Daisy deal with Rudy and the receptionist, it makes you take a deep breath in and a deep breath out to calm your blood pressure.

Rudy (Sam Stillman) after getting his ass whooped
Sam Stillman appears in Wiggle Room by Sam Guest and Julia Baylis, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Yet, with Rudy being who he is, and unapologetic about it, that makes everything that happens to him the sweetest comeuppance.

Overall

Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

I’m not going to lie, when it comes to Wiggle Room, it originally wasn’t on my list of things to watch, but Gibson caught my eye, and something about her presence made me want to know Daisy’s story. And as we saw people blow up on staff members of the insurance agency, yet her remain calm, I just wanted to see her succeed. And for that, Wiggle Room receives a positive label. For in a sea of shorts, it does what you so badly want when you have far too many options: hooking you early and rewarding you for sticking around.

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Summary

Sharing The Frustration of Dealing With An Insurance Company - 83%

83%

In a sea of shorts, Wiggle Room does what you so badly want when you have far too many options: hooking you early and rewarding you for sticking around.


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