So, this video last for about three minutes and I have to admit that I spent the first 2 and a half minutes feeling fairly skeptical about the whole thing.
I was like:
“Oh, they’re so in love.”
“Oh, now they’re fighting.”
“Oh, now, they’re looking at old pictures.”
“Oh now, they’re acting like kids again and everything’s okay.”
“Oh now, they’re driving together.”
“Oh now …. OH MY GOD!”
Yes, st the end of this video, the tragedy smashes into you like a freight train and I’m totally supportive of that. The best short films — and that’s what a music video is — are always either extremely funny or extremely depressing. Attempting to go for moderately amusing or thought-provoking doesn’t work. A short film needs tragedy!
And that’s what we get here. Suddenly, we understand why his old sweater is so important to her and maybe we feel a little bit guilty for rolling our eyes just a few seconds earlier. As always, your mileage may vary. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road.
Whenever I see a video like this, I always want to know what they’re fighting about. These falling in and out of love montages always seem to have a scene where the couple suddenly starts yelling at each other in the kitchen and I always wonder what the exact details of the fight are about. Is it that one of them wants to eat out while the other insists on cooking? Is it because someone forgot to get Parmesan cheese the last time they went to the grocery store? Whatever it is, they always seem to make up, which is a good thing.