Up until the 1:41 mark this is one of the most affecting, perfectly assembled high-school relationship shorts I’ve seen in a long time. A terrible shock happens at the 1:38 or 1:39 mark, and it hangs in the air until 1:41. But at 1:42 until the finish it suddenly becomes a PSA spot about how school violence can be prevented. Which is obviously an important message, but before 1:41 the piece is operating on a more intriguing and sophisticated level.