Post love depression is one of the hardest things to cope with; usually the man involved in this has to be alone for some period of time and find himself in other activities, then eventually he has to move on with his life and search for his new "love of his life". In 'In Due Time’, Austin Gold comes from a bad break-up and the last ting he wants to do is to go and take back the dog he and his former partner owned. His feelings towards the dog are pretty clear at first, but something changes towards the end, transforming this movie from a post traumatic drama to a rather biblical, good-will story.
The backdrop that can be seen in the first two minutes of this short, where the main actor is in his house watching TV foregrounds the depths of the despair he is living. Even though at no point in the movie the break-up is specified, we can deduce it from the very first frame. Miguel Alvarez did his best to make his points, leaving the viewer the important chore of drawing the lines and connecting the dots. The very best thing about ‘In Due Time’ is the original score, something rather rare in our day and age. We were impressed by how beautifully the score enhanced the dramatic atmosphere, making sure that each and every viewer was touched by this theme.
The bond between Roxie the dog and Austin was flawless from the beginning. Even though the circumstances were not the best, their relationship changed the course of the action almost instantly. Yes, it might not have been that obvious at first, but it was a build-up that can only be seen by the ones that went through a situation like this one in the past.
Review written by Vlad A.G