Video Review: Sybil “Don’t Make Me Over”

In black-and-white, a young man dances in silhouette. A second young man stands in the spotlight, holding a dove from his hat. Sybil dances in silhouette. A 5-year-old girl dances in the spotlight.

In color, several men perform a routine.

Back in black-and-white, she turns in a circle on stage.

In color, she lies down on the floor.

Back in black-and-white, bubbles fly in the air.

In color, she dances on stage, wearing a jean jacket over a dress.

Back in black-and-white, the 5-year-old girl holds a ball in her hands. Sybil blows bubbles.

Returning to color, the magician turns a flame into a flower. She holds the flower in her hands while she lies on the floor.

Back in black-and-white, she catches one of the bubbles. The bubble becomes a ball and rolls on her arm. She continues to dance in her gown.

Rating: 3/5

Sybil takes off her earrings as she walks in the door. The date went well. They had made plans to go out during the week. He had mentioned coming over to his house after work. They were starting to settle into a routine after being together for two months. She had asked him if they were going anywhere. He had told her she didn’t have to dress up. He was going to make dinner for her. As she changes out of her gown, she looks through her closet.  He hope he wouldn’t mind her t-shirts with stars or embellished jeans.

He had mentioned he didn’t like cauliflower and thought it was a disgusting vegetable. She said one of her favorite things to make was boiled cauliflower and he would have to try it. He cringed and shook his head. She changed the topic to the movie they’d seen.

Her friends haven’t met him yet. If they continue to date, she’ll bring up going out with her friends one night. Her friends wouldn’t hold back. They were tougher than her parents. If there were any red flags she’d been missing, they’ll tell her. She really liked the guy and wanted it to work out. However, sometimes the way he said things caused her to pause.

Director: N/A Year: 1989

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine

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