Video Review: Ivan Cornejo “Está Dañada”

Ivan Cornejo walks by the wreckage of an airplane in a field. He sits on top of a gas pump and plays the guitar. Inside a dome and garage, he continues to play. At night, a 17-year-old girl walks by him on the sidewalk. Leaning against the wall, he watches her.

Lit in electric blue, the 17-year-old girl sits on a couch and dabs her eyes. Two 17-year-old girls walk in and hug her. Back in color, he stands on the balcony at night and in electric blue, he sits on the couch, playing guitar. She and her friends talk and drink. They dance as he stands in the background. She places her jacket on the bed. Lying on her bed, she listens as Cornejo plays the guitar. In a split screen, she lies on the bed (top) while he stands on the balcony (bottom). Back in electric blue, he continues to sit on the couch.

Rating: 2/5

The 17-year-old girl turns off the music and says she has to be by herself. Her friends say “ooh” and promise they’ll check on her later. She waves goodbye to them and sits on the couch. Her ex-boyfriend was on the phone. She hangs up on him.

Placing earbuds in her ears, she listens to Ivan Cornejo. He was a friend of hers from school and she liked his songs. Cornejo has said they were all for her. However, she thinks he was exaggerating. He was a sweet guy and trying to make her feel better.

She sees Cornejo in the hallway and waves. He points to his ears and she nods. She’ll send him feedback later. The last song of his broke his heart. He was in love with a girl who didn’t know he existed. She wanted to him to find the girl, tell  her how he feels and maybe one of them would be happy.

Director: N/A Year: 2021

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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.