"Bed" Movie Review
Some filmmakers are born with the gift and some learn it from experience in the trade. Cody Clarke is the former. Armed with a crew of three, Cody and the two Chloes (co-star Chloe Castiglioni and crewmember Chloe Pelletier) shot their film about a couple spending the day together in bed in just 10 hours.
The incredible thing is, the film actually lives up to its name. It literally is set entirely in the bedroom. I can only think of a couple films that's pulled off the feat of having one single location for the entire film, such as Buried or Locke, and kept the attention of the audience from beginning to end. Writer/director Cody Clarke accomplished this with Bed, and so much more.
Without spoiling anything, here's why I found Bed to be such a fantastic film. It depicted the purest form of realism. What does it mean to truly love a person? At what point do you stop and reevaluate a relationship? Is it healthy to let things be or should you talk through your issues? So many couples in the world are faced with these problems in their relationships every single day. What Bed accomplishes is straightforward honesty; the couple being relatable in so many ways to so many people. What Tyler Perry did for marriages, Cody Clarke is sure to do for new and long-term couples alike.
The writing is smart and the acting spot-on. Actors Cody Clarke and Chloe Castiglioni worked so well together on-screen that one would think they actually were a couple and that this was a short documentary. The fact that it was shot in 10 hours, less than half of a single day, is what astounds me the most. That just goes to show how professional and visionary Mr. Clarke is.
In conclusion, definitely look for this film on Amazon Prime and check out Mr. Clarke's other works as well. I give Bed a 4 out of 4.
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