When Brad (Hank Northrop) brings his liberal girlfriend Lane (Danielle Dallas Roosa) home to meet his conservative parents Marnie and Jeff (Cheryl Dent and Christopher Carroll) tensions escalate starting with her not wanting to eat the mole poblano — she’s vegan — and building as her career and even where they met get called into question.
You may — or may not — know that I’m married to the daughter of a very conservative family to the point that just the other day, I listened to me get referred as having “well, you know” politics. So yeah — I’m completely understanding of the nervousness that comes with a first dinner with the parents. However, I’ve never upset them enough to transform one of them into a literal fire breathing demon.
Director and writer Gregory M. Schroeder made a fun short here. I’d have liked a bit more tension before the giveaway, but it’s still well-made and worth watching. Here’s hoping that he expands on this and keeps building his career.