This Short Film Perfectly Describes What Happens After You Go Through a Breakup

This Short Film Perfectly Describes What Happens After You Go Through a Breakup
If you’ve ever gone through a wrenching breakup and then done the hard work of putting yourself back together, you need to watch this short film wrapped inside a “how to lose weight” video that takes a dark turn. In a little less than 6 minutes it tells a very old story (boy loses girl) but with a motivating, uplifting twist that will get you out of the house or the office and amped to do something active and constructive with your life. It’s simple, touching, and narratively complete – something a lot of short films try to achieve but miss the mark. Every so often the internet makes something perfect – this is one of those things.

Stillman Brown is a writer and TV producer who has created prime time content for National Geographic, Discovery, Travel Channel and many others. His interests span science & the natural world, personal growth, and food. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Julien

    Conan is the best haha #creepyconan

  • Matt M

    Ha! When I first saw the main character I thought, ‘he looks just like a chubbier Beck Bennett from SNL!’ Sure enough…

    Loved the Conan cameo too

  • Big O

    I completely forgot about Step 4 until the end! HA HA! This movie was EXCELLENT!!!! My 3 favorite parts of the movie (Conan is not added because Conan is Conan):

    1. The new boyfriend hip slamming the bed as he stares into your eyes.
    2. The song to the ending credits.
    3. “You’re a piece of shit!”


  • Alex Bear

    Everyone keeps mentioning Conan, this is actually based on a true story Aaron Bleyaert wrote on Medium a couple years back (the puddles has stayed with me the whole time)… but Aaron actually works for Conan doing web stuff

    • Andrew

      Oh interesting! That makes sense.

      • Ethan

        He is the guy who appears in most of Conan’s Clueless Gamer.

  • Captainfuzzybeard

    We need less mens style posts and more quality finds like this! Please find more of these sorts of things regularly, thanks!

  • Ethan

    I think this premiered at Sundance last year. I first saw it after I’d just broken up with my GF and as dumb as it sounds, it definitely made me feel better and got me to the gym!