When Peter drops Amy home after their third date, she invites him to meet Bucky. Expecting to meet her favourite pet, Peter is surprised at what unfolds. The unassuming Peter tries his best to put on a straight face and give Amy a long leash with what he assumes to be a charade that she is putting forward. But soon things go south when he realizes that the situation is spiralling out of control and he cannot take it any longer. Once Peter leaves the house in a huff, we see a darker side of the housemates unfolding. Bucky is a short that will leave you confused, smiling and a little scared at the end.
Bucky is a narrative short directed by Geoffrey Gould. Geoffery takes his time to set the mood for the film when he picks up the story from the delicate moment when Peter drops Amy home after their third date. The air is heavy with anticipation of the possibilities of taking their relationship further and Amy leads him on by inviting him to meet Bucky, her lifelong friend. The conversations between the three weave the web of intrigue while being humorous all along. At no point does the director lax the grip of dark humour that has a stranglehold on the film. The performance of the lead characters and their demeanour establishes the expectations from the film right from the word go and they do not disappoint.
Bucky is a take on the unfathomable quirks that live in the recesses of the human mind, that sometimes come out in the open, taking a life for itself as a dark force inexplainable by the science we know today. The story of Bucky and Amy is far from complete and you will be left wanting to know about their next episode.