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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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Spike Jonze
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Credited cast:
Rico Bueno ... Angry Man
Lauren Curry Lauren Curry ... Girl
Mark Gonzales Mark Gonzales ... Guy
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As thirsty as a sponge, a guy watching indolently the neighbourhood's passers-by, opens a carton of milk. Having gulped down his moo juice to the last drop, he spots a quirky young woman walking on the pavement across the road--and unable to believe his eyes--the man realises that she is willing to play the copycat game. But, is she a mimic or is this her way of saying "I find you interesting"? Either way, whether they like it or not, life's unpredictable nature always gets in the way. Can someone explain how on earth did they get there? Written by Nick Riganas

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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 Michael_ElliottSee 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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