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Confection (2017)
Short | 33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Set in a sleepy English seaside town, 'Confection' is a comedy about a not-quite-grown-up who finds himself accidentally catapulted into the thick of a very grown-up situation. Gangly, seventeen year old Eli Bloom is an earnest misanthrope...See moreSet in a sleepy English seaside town, 'Confection' is a comedy about a not-quite-grown-up who finds himself accidentally catapulted into the thick of a very grown-up situation. Gangly, seventeen year old Eli Bloom is an earnest misanthrope, solemnly convinced that there isn't much in life worth getting excited about. In a bid to motivate his world-weary son, Eli's father arranges a week's work experience, shadowing an old acquaintance of his, Brian Ample - the boss of a formerly prosperous local confectionery business. Eli is set the unenviable challenge of ringing up disgruntled customers to solicit new business. After a series of fruitless calls, Eli calls up a woman named Harriet and, in a terrible blunder, unintentionally exposes that her husband has been buying chocolates for another woman. Mortified, Eli decides to pay Harriet a visit to claim he has made a mistake. But when he turns up, he is horrified to discover that Harriet is no other than his English teacher, Ms. Kripps. Eli watches with dread as she throws her philandering husband out of their house. The situation jolts Eli out of his lazy pessimism and he responds with the warped logic that by 'putting things right' for the other lovesick people he has met - his Delia-Smith obsessed neighbour Mr. Heritage; the waitress at the seafront café and boss Brian Ample himself - he can atone for the destruction he has caused, and in some way create some happiness for those who might not have felt it in a long time. See less
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Updated Dec 31, 2017

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2017 (United Kingdom)
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4 cast members
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Ali Cook
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Perry Millward
Eli Bloom Eli Bloom   See fewer
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Esther Smith
Ms. Kripps Ms. Kripps   See fewer
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Tony Way
Brian Ample Brian Ample   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 13 votes