Natalie’s directed short film, Eve, played at the Short Film Festival in Toronto. So far we’ve gotten two more opinions on the generally positively received short.

First, the positive:

The festival features the requisite program of shorts directed by famous people (June 18, 7 pm, at the ROM). This year, it’s Tom Everett Scott, Natalie Portman, Courteney Cox, Hattie Dalton, Kirsten Smith and Joseph Gordon-Levitt behind the camera. My favourites: Portman’s Eve, a delicate pas de trois about a young woman (Olivia Thirlby) who spends an evening with her grandmother (Lauren Bacall) and her grandmother’s suitor (Ben Gazzara).

Now for a more negative take:

“Celebrity Shorts” (**) is a perennial draw given its star power. This year they disappoint. Natalie Portman gathered elderly singles Lauren Bacall and Ben Gazarra to go on a date at a posh Manhattan restaurant in Eve. Problem is nothing happens in this 22-minute bore apart from Gazarra looking frail and sounding unintelligibly hoarse.