Video Review: Daughtry “Over You”

Sarah (Jessica Szohr), her hands in the pocket, closes her eyes as she sits in a chair inside a recreation room. A coffeemaker and  cups sit in the corner behind her. Chris picks up his guitar in the crumbling home. Josh Steely, Brian, Josh and Paul play behind him.

Holding a drink in her hand, Sarah throws her had back in laughter at a party. Her boyfriend glares at her. She sits on the edge of the passenger seat of her boyfriend’s convertible. Her boyfriend yells at her to stop. She grabs onto his shoulder and slides down into the seat. He continues to tell her to stop. She screams as another car smashes into them and pushes him away.

A towel wrapped around her body, she cries in the bathroom. She sits on the sidewalk and grips a fence. Tears in her eyes, she runs off. She stands on the corner, viewing the street where the accident had occurred. Back in the recreation room, she gets up from the chair and stands in the center of the room. Pulling down her hoodie, she says, “Hi. My name is Sarah.”

Rating: 5/5

Sarah opens a packet of sugar and puts into her coffee. The bitterness lingers on her tongue and she scrambles to find another sugar packet. A fortysomething man finds one for her. She says she’s still getting used to the taste and says she only get through a cup with a ton of sugar. The fortysomething man shows him his teeth and indicates each one has a filing. After quitting, he drank nothing soda and ate chips.

She leans against the wall and says she’s sorry about his daughter. He stares at the floor and tells her he’ll never really get over it. His daughter had so much potential. But it’s his fault and all he can do is take of her. Sarah says she would’ve liked to have said goodbye to her boyfriend. His parents banned her from the funeral. She visits his grave all the time and talks to him.

The fortysomething man tells her she’s doing the right thing. She says it won’t bring him back. The fortysomething man says she’s not a horrible person, despite what she may think. She clasps her 90 day chip and tells him she’s going to make it at least a year this time.

Director: P.R. Brown Year: 2007

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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 and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.