Small Time (2011) – By Brian Morton

Mafia movies are a staple of the film industry, after all, we’re all intrigued by someone who lives on the other side of the law. Well, a new short by Behind The Rabbit Productions, gives us a glimpse into the life of a small time mob runner, and it’s not what you might think.

Joey Alto is a bag man for the big boys, but when he steals money from Jimmy ‘The Squirrel’ Moriano, his life is about to change. Now, ordinarily, this kind of movie gets dark and violent, but Behind The Rabbit takes this in a nearly Three Stooges direction. Joey is a likeable hero, even though he’s a mob member, but the movie doesn’t turn dark, as much as it turns slapstick. Then there’s Joey’s wife, and his girlfriend, both of whom aren’t making Joey’s life any easier!

Small Time is an interesting little movie, not exactly a comedy and not exactly a drama, but a strange mix of both….kind of like life! I’m giving Small Time 3 out of 4 cigars, the mixture of genres is a little weird, but it’s still an interesting short. Find out more and even see the movie for yourself right here.