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Wiggle Room (2021) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)

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


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Director(s)Sam Guest, Julia Baylis
Screenplay BySam Guest, Julia Baylis
Date Released (Sundance Film Festival)1/28/2021
Genre(s)Drama
Duration14 Minutes
RatingNot Rated
Noted Cast
DaisyDeanne Gibson
RudySam 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.

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

Cast & Characters

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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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Ratings

  • Recommended: Some of the best-seen movies we have ever watched and mentioned to friends, family, and strangers as films that need to be seen.
  • Positive (Worth Seeing): Whether you’ll have to go to the movies, download, or stream, movies of this category are worth your time and money with few, if any, qualms from us.
  • Mixed (Divisive): Due to this movie having a few quirks, of which may work for some and for others be a problem, we believe your enjoyment of this movie will depend on your taste.
  • Negative (Acquired Taste): While one or two elements kept us going until the end, unfortunately, we’re of the opinion this film never reached the potential it was marketed to have.

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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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