This film was presented at the 1992 Student Academy Awards; the 19th year of the award festival. The film is set in 1977, and the way the movie looks could convince anyone that this was when it was shot. Everything is darker than what we typically have seen in films, and it made me focus a lot more in order to really understand what was going on. I’m sure that the incredibly darkened film was done intentionally to give focus to the characters, but it was so dark that there didn’t need to be any real surroundings; they were essentially impossible to see anyway. The movie is set during a blackout, so darkness is expected, but I felt it would have been better if it didn’t hinder the visuals so much.
The film itself had a rather interesting plot. It starts off slow, and you don’t really get any idea what is going on until you find the main characters, Scarlet, and Peach, in an elevator together for the first time. To me, when the blackout starts is when the movie truly begins.
Even the names of the characters promote their differences. Peach and Scarlett, two drastically different shades of color, for two drastically different people. Peach is high class and snobby, and very unsure of herself. She doesn’t truely know who she is. Scarlett, on the other hand, is incredibly upfront and knows what she wants from life, she simply loves attention.
The beauty of the film comes when the two opposites teach each other great things about their lives and their insecurities. Scarlett teaches Peach to take control, let people know what you want. Peach, on the other hand, teaches Scarlett to appreciate herself for who she is. All in all it was an interesting film, that, i thought, could definitely have been improved.