A Man Pays a Painful Price for Reliving His Happiest Memories in Scifi Short Again™

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The premise of Mitch Glass’ short Again™ is almost an anti-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A heartbroken young man becomes obsessed with reliving his happiest memories with his ex-girlfriend, vividly conjured via a new brain-meddling technology. Is there a catch? Of course there is—and a twist, too.

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Again™ was made for just over $2,000 (the actors were paid in pizza), but you’d never guess it. The special effects may be lo-fi, but the production values are high otherwise, and the story has unusual depth for something that unfolds in just 15 minutes.

io9 News Editor, here since 2016. Previously SF Bay Guardian newspaper (RIP), SFSU (MA, Cinema Studies), member of the SF Bay Area Film Critics Circle, big fan of horror, metal, and verrry small dogs.

DISCUSSION

enkidu98001
Enkidu98001

Ben’s a jerk.

How can Ben afford the ‘Again’ service on a bus boys salary? Not once, but multiple times.

How did Ben afford the late model auto and the nice place on his bus-boy’s salary?

How did I waste 15 minutes on this?

Again.