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Movie Review: E-Dreams

Story: It seems like much longer than two years ago when our world was dotcom crazy. This documentary about the rise and fall of New York's own Kozmo.com left with me mixed emotions about those heady days gone by. Kozmo was the dream child of Joseph Park and Yong Kang. They wanted to be able to deliver to your door within one hour of your on-line order that very important video, pizza or CD. It was a perfect idea for the satisfy me now generation. The jerky style digital film by documentary film maker Wonshuk Chin sometimes seems more like a press release promoting Kozmo.com - showing mostly positive images of the company and its energetic young employees. The affable Joseph Park makes you want to root for him even though you already know the outcome of this e-business. My movie buddy told me that the film Startup.com, about the failed e-business govworks.com was much more successful as a film. I did not see it but it seems that these two films would be a good double bill. Perhaps it should be shown on some of the business TV networks.

Dot's all folks!

Acting: Not applicable...it is a documentary.

Critters: One gray cat.

Food: Pizza

Visual Art: This e- business was not around long enough to hire an art consultant to fill up those big blank walls.

Blatant Product Placement: Diet Coke and Samuel Adams Beer

Soundtrack: Extremely loud and annoying.

Opening Titles: None.

Theater Audience: A few disparate individuals and us.

Oscar Worthy: No

Nit Picking: We both wanted to know what all of the protagonists were doing now.

Big Screen or Rental: Rental would be fine...but you will have to go to the video store as Kozmo.com is out of business and can't deliver it to your door.

Length: 90 minutes.