Only the first eighty or so are in order-ish.
A guy keeps getting painfully rejected (bodily harm) when he asks girls out.
Why is my love life on YouTube?
Review In A Nutshell:
A tenderly, funny look at a man's constant sense of rejection; a reflection of the specific world that he has lived in where females constantly anticipate for the worst, and react on it with such venom, or at least that is how he sees it. Despite the saddening reptitious nature of rejection on our articulately drawn protagonist, he himself is not perfect, vanity and ambition makes him a lesser man and somewhat deserves the hurtful torture he has endured. This is a strong debut short for Hertzfeldt, utilising a familiar medium but with original intentions, he elevates the caricature in his chosen methods and finds the essence in his simple story.
Fairly accurate representation of how I feel around members of the opposite sex.
Running for a short five minutes, Don Hertzfeldt's debut is something extreme, so precise and exactly necessary as it is. It has a rather simple premise: a man walking down the street and trying to charm women who he would like to date. Each has a different, hilarious, flawless reaction and each completely destroys the man, literally. By the end, though, he reaches a climax and changes his approach completely, making quite a strange comment. Will he finally conquer a woman?
Story of my life
Sexist as fuck.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A succinct, accurate, and perhaps just a teensy bit exaggerated (not!) depiction of how superficial love can be and how karma, good or bad, really does work both ways.
On the one hand, we have this guy who persistently pursues ideal images of a girl while pointedly ignoring the less-than-perfect.
And on the other, we have these perfect girls who consistently (and quite brutally) rejects his advances until he finally offers them something they can benefit from.
While the truth does sometimes hurt, it can also be quite (morbidly) funny, too. :)
What a resilient and persistent fella.
Possible commentary on how just about any innocent question directed at a female could be interpreted as a romantic gesture. Sometimes guys are just friendly.
While I can see someone labeling this as misogynistic, for Hertzfeldt's first short being so short, it actually has a great story arc that should override the initial depiction that every girl is just a ticking time bomb. There's just not much time to have a girl going through the same steps (and honestly wouldn't work in the same way). The layers behind these two minutes are incredible.
It becomes a commentary on how unrelated questions are taken as a romantic interest in people, and how defense mode sets in against the most innocent of people like our poor central character. On top of that, it ends with the harsh truth that money is a driving factor to everything and is the first thing that our downtrodden protagonist finds as a successful way to connect with a dame.
*Part of my Don Hertzfeldt retrospective*
The fact that Hertzfeldt made this when he was 18 is bananas. Turns out not all student shorts are garbage.
So, it seems a new hip young fresh-out-of-college director's around and Letterboxd is raving about his unmatched skills of presenting complexity and intelligence in the form of animated stick figures.
It baffles me that how right Letterboxd can be sometimes.
Endearingly sweet pessimistic nihilism. An impossible paradox... except this one time.
Brilliant. Don, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Women man... I bet there's people that gets upset and call this misogynist, that's how it is now I guess
A bitter film indeed.
Lo vi hace pocos días y ya hoy -día que busqué para volver a verlo- se encuentra bloqueado en YouTube. Un corto muy divertido que muestra realmente como son muchas mujeres, y más en estos tiempos, que en los tiempos en que fue estrenado.
I can't believe this misogynist garbage was made by Hertzfeldt, it looks like something a fourteen year old boy would do. Really disappointed.