Video Review: Shai “If I Ever Fall In Love”

Lit in a hazy lavender, Darnell watches a young woman mop up the floor of a barn. He stands near the door and glances at the beach. The young woman dances.

In color, Darnell taps his bare chest as he sings. Carl, Marc and Garfield sing with him. Carl sees a second young woman standing in silhouette as the sun sets. Lit in hazy lavender, she turns to face Carl and then returns back to the ocean.

The young woman walks out of the barn and takes off her cover-up. She walks in a yellow bikini on the sand. The second young woman walks in the water. Carl stands in the water, his hands in his pockets. Darrell, Carl, Garfield and Marc stand on a rock in the ocean.

Rating: 2/5

Darrell should’ve said something to the young woman. She was his best friend but he turned down her down. He told her he didn’t want to ruin their friendship. He was interested in another woman, who was gorgeous. Two years later, though, he realized it was only physical. They have nothing in common. He tried bringing up a relationship with the young woman. But she told him no. It was too late. Since breaking up with his girlfriend, he won’t settle again. He’ll look for a relationship with a similar connection he had with his best friend.

Carl, though, has tried over and over to find a girlfriend like his best friend. He had overlooked his best friend in their 20s. He dismissed his growing feelings for her and stayed with someone safe.  He married the safe girlfriend and ended up getting a divorce within two years. He lost his chance years ago. He warns Darrell he may never find another replacement. He’ll have to live with not being with his best friend.

Marc, though, decided to ask out his best friend. After seeing what happened with his friends, he wasn’t going to make the same mistake. His best friend (now girlfriend) is someone he can trust. She already knows about his past relationships. There is no hiding. Marc hopes Carl and Darrell can find love again with their best friends.

Director: N/A Year: 1992

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.

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