Spike Jonze’s I’m Here Trailer


Following up on my earlier post today about some of the most talked about movies from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a trailer has just arrived online for Spike Jonze’s latest film I’m Here. If you’re wondering why you’ve never heard of this movie before, it’s because it’s actually a short film — 35 minutes to be exact. It stars Andrew Garfield (Boy A).

Now if you think it’s weird to see a trailer for a short film, well it’s even weirder to see a trailer for a short film that is sponsored by Absolut Vodka! It kinda makes the whole thing seem like a commercial for Absolut, and I’m sure there will be some who question the “artistic integrity” of such a thing. Still, if you’re a Spike Jonze fan, you can’t help but be mesmerized by the look of this short. It’s a love story about two rather clunky-looking robots, and the special effects are both wonderfully strange and blended seamlessly. I’m Here premieres tonight as part of the Shorts Program at Sundance, so I’m sure we’ll be hearing some reviews in the very near future. In the meantime, marvel at the genius of Spike Jonze after the jump!

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  • Nick Robertson

    That looks very ordinary. He seems to be a bit of a one-trick-pony…

  • Nate

    I don’t think there’s anything in that trailer or his three films that could be classified as “ordinary.” Unless ordinary now means breathtakingly beautiful and unique. It definitely looks like a Spike Jonze film, if that’s what you mean, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

  • Soop

    I’m with Nate on this one.

  • This sort of advertising reminds me of old time tv when the show host would announce that the following segment was brought to you by …

    I like the short. Thank you Absolut!

  • I had heard OF it, but nothing ABOUT it. This looks AMAZING! So very excited.

  • Nick Robertson

    Seriously!? I really like all of his movies, but they all seem to have that very ‘beautiful tragedy set to a slow indy song’ thing going on.
    I really loved Adaptation in particular – but this, I just feel like I’ve seen it before.
    Maybe it’s just me but it looks so cliche, like all the people who wear designer t-shirts with stupid, weird art on them like you see in a modest mouse CD cover would really like it. I dunno, I obviously have a big problem with it but don’t really know why.

    It’s like – we get it, spike! You’re an ‘artist’

    Ah, this whole thing has made me mad.

  • Me

    Looks like hes trying to rip off Michel Gondry. And whats with the tag at the end “A Love Story In An Absolut World”.

  • Jackson

    Absolut have always been very forward thing with marketing strategies.


  • now that Absolut link was good! thanks for sharing

  • Justice

    Almost every big name director has done commercials or shorts sponsored by companies. Shit, look at that BMW film series. Maybe he scored some free vodka out of the deal. I thought it was pretty slick looking anyways. For some reason it reminded me of David Lynch’s rabbits shorts.

  • Aaron F.

    Does anybody have any idea the artist or song that’s being used in this trailer?

  • KeithTalent

    “There are Many of Us” by Aska Matsumiya.

  • KeithTalent

    Crap, also meant to say the trailer was very cool. I think I still prefer the Tim, Eric, and Zach Absolut ads, but this one was very nice too.

  • Ben

    The problem I have with this short is that there is no change in the protagonist. There is no transformation, and no character arc. Ultimately it is a simple, and predictable, portrait of a situation, beautifully and sensitively rendered, with a ‘neat’ device, but one-dimensional non-the-less. I think this is the reason why it is not as emotive as it might have been.

  • Laf

    This plot is completely dumb. They’re robots. Buy a new freaking part, sheesh. Not to mention, the main character robot discusses in depth how many spare parts he’s collected: but he doesn’t have a spare arm or leg in his junked up kitchen? Seriously???

    I hate stupid movies where the plot holes gape so widely that you can stand in them and jump on a trampoline. Don’t waste your time watching this.