If you’ve been in a relationship, you know what I’m talking about. Sometimes you just want to fight. Usually for no reason at all other than to hear your own voice sound in an offensive tone and hit the ears of the person next to you, the person who has stood by you, even when you insist on chewing your food with your mouth open (seriously, you should stop doing that).
There are the key phrases: “This is just like you,” and the ever popular “My mother was right about you,” followed by the impenetrable silence that occurs as you both sit, hunched over, scowls creeping across your anger-stricken faces, waiting to see who will give in and apologize first.
Every Argument Every Couple Ever Has EVER. is a short film written and directed by the lighthearted, quirky Casey Donahue, who has clearly had his fair share of relationships. In the film, we see a young couple sitting on a park bench, launching into that fight like a shark snapping at its prey. Who will have the last word? And does it really matter anyway? Hopefully, deep down, despite the constant nagging, or the leaving of gym clothes strewn about the laundry room floor, we can find it in our post-Whoville Grinch-sized hearts to forgive each other our quarks.
For more short films from the “Best Filmmaker” as noted by his very own mother, view Donahue’s website.