The sketch-style of Netflix's 'If Anything Happens I Love You' is rapturous

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The sketch-style of Netflix's 'If Anything Happens I Love You' is rapturous

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If Anything Happens I Love You is a gutting animated film about loss. In 12 minutes, we see two parents living through the aftermath of their young child’s death, a small glimpse into a stretching ocean of roiling grief.

It is instantly affecting, opening on a scene of the parents sitting at opposite ends of a long table, picking at dinner. Their bodies are hunched and silent, drawn in a sketch-like style, while their thoughts and emotions play out combatively above them.

The sketch-like line art style feels like a connective tissue between the short film and reality. By seeing these people go through these motions, walk through their house, tap into these memories of their child, and simultaneously seeing the hand-drawn labor that went into creating their figures, it made them feel more tangible. Read more...

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