Video Review: Mario “Here I Go Again”

A boat sails across the lake. The sun sets in the city. Lit in emerald, a twentysomething woman (Cassie) walks on the street. Mario spreads out his hands as he stands by the bar. He talks to the twentysomething by the payphone. A twentysomething man holds the receiver of the payphone and stares at them. Mario and the twentysomething woman shove one another. She walks away from him.

Mario steps into a puddle as he walks on the side of a Mack truck. She smiles as she stands in front of the truck. He leans into her. She runs her hand over his muscles. Mario and two of his friends dance in a warehouse. She waves her finger at him as they argue in the taxi. He moves his head away as she touches his chin.

Back in the warehouse, he leans against the wall and pounds his fist. In the morning, they meet on the sidewalk. They sit on a black couch. She touches his chest. He runs his hand on her thigh. She laughs as he touches her. He watches her as she gets up and walks away.

Rating: 3.5/5

The twentysomething woman tells her best friend to pick her up. She can’t stand being around Mario anymore. Her best friend asks for the address. As she says the cross streets, Mario walks up to her and says she doesn’t get it. Her best friend says she can’t hear her. The twentysomething woman yells at him to shut up. Mario says he’s going to say what he wants to say. Her best friend tells her to call her later. She hangs up the phone and shakes her head as she walks away from him.

Mario stands into a warehouse and puts his fist through the wall. He bends forward, wincing as he clutches his hand. At least some of his frustration was gone. They got along most of the time. But right now she was upset with him and he didn’t know where she was. For her birthday, he was planning on buying her a cell phone.

As the sun rises, he decides to walk the black couch on the sidewalk. It was their meeting place. She sits next to him and says she shouldn’t have yelled at him. He kisses her and tells her he should’ve stood up for her. She says the guy just creeped her out and she was scared. He holds her and says he’ll pay better attention next time. She squeezes his thigh and asks him if he wants to go home. He gets up and walks with her.

Director: Ray Kay Year: 2005

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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 . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.