Video Review: LeAnn Rimes “How Do I Live”

LeAnn Rimes leans against the window of a building at night. She sits on a white, tiered platform. Royal blue light shines on the buildings as she stands on the platform. As she stands, she raises her hands to her sides. She kneels on the platform, her head on her arm.

Rating: 2.5/5

LeAnn Rimes gives her presentation in class. She sees her boyfriend’s empty seat and holds back tears. She really needed his smile. It would’ve made her laugh in the middle of her speech, though. A senior asks her a question and she stammers. A second student, a junior, asks for clarification. She apologizes and restates what she meant.

A 16-year-old girl cries at her locker about her too short haircut. She tells her boyfriend she said she only wanted a bob. Rimes opens her locker and takes out her books. She may have said something reassuring. The 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend talked to her in class. However, she didn’t really care. Her boyfriend was sitting in a hospital, connected to multiple tubes, struggling to breathe on his own.

She waves goodbye to one of her friends as she drops her off. Her friend shouts for to call her later. She says she will after she goes to the hospital. Walking into the family room, she tells her mom she just wants to change really quick and then they can go. Her mom ask her to sit down. She asks, “did he wake up?” She pats Rimes’ knee and says, “no, honey. He passed.” Rimes screams “no! no!” and runs to her bedroom.

Director: N/A Year: 1997

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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 poetry has been published in the White Wall Review and 45 Magazine.