The Fairy

Director: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy
Year Released: 2011
Rating: 2.0

A hotel clerk (Abel) gets a visit from a disheveled woman (Gordon) who claims to be a fairy and grants him three wishes - because of these wishes, things get progressively out-of-hand ... and she turns out to be a pill-popping mental patient. Bubbly and frothy, the Abel/Gordon/Romy team peddle in this kind of proto-silent comedy (borrowing heavily from Tati and the silent masters) which makes for cute moviemaking that fades out of mind shortly after the picture has concluded. Unlike Tati (and the silent masters), they still haven't figured out how to provide social commentary or political subtext or even emotional resonance - it's like they're the bumbling entertainment for a children's birthday party.