Who doesn’t remember those days of skipping school in order to be with the person you love? Hanging out and doing nothing with someone you care about is a huge part of a teenager’s life, and that is captured beautifully in this film. It all makes for a nostalgic but ultimately frustrating experience, however.
When Allison (Eilis Cahill) and Daniel (Henry Glovinsky) cut school to be with each other and exchange cigarette-tainted kisses, it is a recreation of a scene that is played out somewhere every day. And like in real life, these two kids quickly become aware that they may not be right for each other. It’s tough to watch those events unfold because we’ve all been through that, but that’s life, and if this short film would’ve dealt with it any other way it would not have been honest.
“All Day Long” is one of those movies you can sit through and not feel like you wasted your time, but there’s also no real reason to watch it in the first place. Most people don’t want to relive those teen years because of things like this, and to watch a 22 minute film about such a thing seems almost like a mild form of torture. If, on the other hand, you read the first two paragraphs of this review and already decided you were going to do whatever it takes to see this flick, it can be safely said you will enjoy every minute of it.