I’m Here (2009)
No, dear reader, I have not flown off the rails. It may seem that way with one of my favorite love stories being a Spike Jonze short film about two robots in love. It’s rich in emotive narrative structure: we never see the actors but Andrew Garfield makes you able to touch the undying devotion he holds for the robot he loves. Based loosely on the story The Giving Tree it’s a film about being willing to sacrifice everything for love. It plays like a 30 minute music video and is shot in a way that hints at Jonze’s Her to come. Easily one of the most aesthetically pleasing works of art I’ve seen.