Trouble is one of the more interesting shorts I’ve seen in quite a while. It’s not a story per se, it’s more of a character study. This is about a kid in a reform school who’s being ‘rehabilitated’. Their headmaster has them doing exercises that have them telling each other the correct way to solve problems, but, when class is over, they go back to solving problems their own way.
What Daniel Witkin has done with Trouble is given us a look at how problems should be solved and how their really solved in schools. Trouble isn’t a movie that you’re going to tell your friends about, but it is a movie that will make you think about the decisions you make and how they build your character.
I’m giving Trouble 3 out of 4 cigars, it’s not perfect, but it’s a movie that will make you think…which isn’t bad, all the time!