WATCH: Arcade Fire & Spike Jonze’s “Scenes from the Suburbs” short film

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How’s your day going? I know, I don’t ask you enough. Well, actually, the only reason I’m asking now is purely to set me up in such a way that would allow me to write about the topic at hand while sounding off-hand and casual, so maybe it doesn’t count. Still, I’m sure whatever the answer to that wholeheartedly metaphorical question was, you can be confident that your day can be improved by at least 32% by adding a dash of “Scenes from the Suburbs”.

Done as a collaboration with Spike Jonze (you know, the guy who did Where The Wild Things Are and more amazing music videos than you could shake a elongated wooden pointing device at) and Arcade Fire, it chronicals the summer of a group of teens in the suburbs, tackling such problems as FRIENDS CHANGING and HOW DO YOU KISS GIRLS. In typical Jonze style, it’s a stylishly handled, reasonably intelligent and decently enjoyable (if not tonally all over the place) way to spend 28 minutes of your life. Don’t forget, it features massive amounts of Arcade Fire tracks either, which is cool.

Did I mention it has war and shit? What, don’t believe me? Check it.

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Alec