If yesterday’s film dealt in black and white reality, Gary is all stylised colour and romance, though reality does intrude a while, as did fantasy in Clockwork. Gary likes girl but girl is oblivious of Gary. He’s altogether too puny, too little, too young for her. So Gary creates a more manly alter ego. It has the desired effect on the girl whilst little Gary looks on. However, like Frankenstein the creator gets far more than he bargains for in an adult world and has to rescue damsel in distress. Gary grows up in the process and adds to his appeal. Clement Soulmagnon, Yann Benedi, Sebastien Eballard and Quentin Chaillet at Supinfocom use sumptuous colour, staged imaginatively, with tiny boy lost in sea, stomach and metaphor. The design and flat 2D quality has immediate appeal as does the original music from Guillaume Poyet that reminds one of what it to be young, in love and enjoying summer. I know it is CG but there is a touch of the hand painted look to it all.