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Some Boys Don't Leave (2009)

 -  Short | Comedy | Drama  -  2009 (USA)
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Some Boys Don't Leave is the story of what happens when the break-up happens but the break does not. 'Boy' is forced to come to terms with the fact that 'Girl' no longer wants him around. ... See full summary »

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Some Boys Don't Leave is the story of what happens when the break-up happens but the break does not. 'Boy' is forced to come to terms with the fact that 'Girl' no longer wants him around. The only problem is he just can't seem to leave their once shared apartment. 'Girl' decides to keep living her life around him; while he remains, watching at a distance. In time, each decides to go in his or her own distinctly different directions. 'Boy' soon finds that sometimes the greatest distance we are asked to travel is one within ourselves. Written by Anonymous

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All things falls apart...
19 November 2012 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Touching, funny, original and bittersweet "Some Boys Don't Leave" tells the story of a young couple's break-up that is decided by one side but not accepted by the other. The Girl (Eloise Mumford) doesn't want the The Boy (Jesse Eisenberg, adorable) around her, she wants him out of her life and out of her, at one time shared, apartment. But he just don't move! He stays there in her apartment, sitting on the corridor floor, doing everything he can in that limited space, eating, playing or trying to convince her of something while her new life passes by him, pretending he doesn't exist, bringing a new guy for a one night stand.

When these two will ever solve things out? Fine, we don't have enough time to focus on why their relationship wasn't working (maybe it's just because he's a real slacker, too focused on himself) but we do have time to notice that despite the girl's contempt for the boy she still cares about him. One of the biggest moments here is when she can't seem to sleep, then she walks to the corridor where he's sleeping and she lays on his side, hugging him for a brief moment. That's the turning point for him, when he wakes up a little after this.

Maggie Kiley's "Some Boys Don't Leave" makes interesting points about relations despite the beyond reasonable situation presented, and that's what makes the film being more attractive to viewers (along with the main couple).

Discovered by accident, I really enjoyed this short film. Even if it wasn't for this great story at least it would be because of Jesse Eisenberg. Such a talent both as comic and as a dramatic actor. His character here can be annoying, playful, a little romantic (he sure does how to steal a kiss!), sad. You can't take your eyes off of him. So cute just as this movie is. 9/10


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