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How They Get There (1997)

| Short, Comedy
A guy and a girl play copycat with each other from opposite sides of the street, that is, until a slightly abrupt & uncopyable event occurs.

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A guy and a girl play copycat with each other from opposite sides of the street, that is, until a slightly abrupt & uncopyable event occurs.

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This short film is featured on the DVD for Work of Director _Spike Jonze, The (2003) (V)_. See more »

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When the car collides with "Guy", it is obvious that the windshield is smashed. a few shots later, you can see that the windshield is in perfect condition as the car smashes against the ground. See more »

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Referenced in One Minutes (2009) See more »

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Sentimental Journey
Written by Les Brown, Bud Green and Ben Homer
Performed by Juan García Esquivel and his orchestra
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Funny and Clever
25 April 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

How They Get There (1997)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Short but clever film from Spike Jonze has a man and woman playing copycat as they walk down opposite sides of a street. The cute game quickly escalates to a violent episode.

HOW THEY GET THERE is a very funny and at times very violent three minute short that manages to make you laugh, which is all you can ask for. I really liked the set-up of the movie as it's just so sweet and charming that when "the" event happens it catches you off guard and helps make you laugh. I won't spoil what exactly happens but it's quite funny and leads to something that you wouldn't expect out of such a film.


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