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A young man faces the abrupt loss of his friend.

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Spike Jonze

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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrew Garfield ... Sheldon
Sienna Guillory ... Francesca
Annie Hardy Annie Hardy ... Anne
Daniel London ... Jack
Michael Berry Jr. ... Adam
ASKA ... The Lost Trees Band (as Aska Matsumiya)
David Kramer David Kramer ... The Lost Trees Band
Nathan Johnson Nathan Johnson ... The Lost Trees Band
Jason Barclay Jason Barclay ... The Lost Trees Band
Christopher Wonder Christopher Wonder ... Magician
Richard Penn ... Doctor
Quinn Sullivan ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chad Everhart Chad Everhart ... Teenager at Concert
Lyle Kanouse ... Neighbor #1
David Jacob Kramer David Jacob Kramer ... The Lost Trees Band
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Storyline

A library assistant plods through an ordinary life in LA until a chance meeting opens his eyes to a the power of creativity and ultimately, love. When this new life and love begin to fall apart, he discovers he has a lot to give. This short film proves that ordinary is no place to be. Written by n/a

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Ordinary is no place to be.

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Short | Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estou Aqui See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Texas, USA See more »

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Absolut Vodka See more »
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Color
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The actors would wear robot costumes but then the eyes and mouths would be CGI'd. See more »

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There Are Many of Us (Live)
Written by Aska Matsumiya
Performed by Aska Matsumiya, Nathan Thelan, and Nick Zinner
Produced by Nick Zinner
Mixed by Nick Zinner and Adam Moseley
Engineered by Adam Moseley for Accidental Muzik, Inc.
Aditional Production by Sam Spiegel
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Sweet and Sad in an indefinable way
20 March 2010 | by SunnydaZe10See all my reviews

Spike Jonze is a director known for over-the-top high concept music videos and yet his films are always so emotional and subtle.

Many scenes in this film moved me yet I can't put my finger on why. It captures the loneliness of a big city, but how just a few friends and a sweetheart can cure that empty feeling. Everything is kept so simple as to be universal.

The look of the robots is very retro and ironic. They look older than the computer I am writing this on by maintaining the boxy gray look of a computer from the late 90s. In many ways this short seems to take place in LA during the 90s. Everything seems dated.

I won't say much about the relationship at the center of the story but I do wonder if it is meant to be dysfunctional or not. Let's just say it reaches a very one-sided place in terms of giving more than you get in a relationship. The ending is moving but also a bit creepy when you consider the reality of what has been sacrificed to save a casual lover.


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