Dissolve (2013) – By Philip Smolen

A young man (Aidan Keeble) has had enough of life and decides to end it all. He drops some drugs into a glass of water and places a suicide note next to him. But each time he’s ready to take his final drink, he’s interrupted by his roommates who are each having their own crisis. Jimmy (Topher Loos) isn’t sure if the girl he just had a date with likes him enough, and Ray (Nico Johnson) is sitting in the bathtub bemoaning the loss of his pet dog. So the young man puts asides his own problems and comforts and encourages his friends through their tough times. So despite wanting to let go of life, it seems that life is not quite ready to let go of him.

“Dissolve” is a five minute short film from writer/director Justin Leyba and much like his earlier short films (“The Old Man and the Lion” and “Finding Johnny”) he tackles tough, emotional issues. And like those films, “Dissolve” is straightforward and direct. Leyba doesn’t sugar coat the unpleasantness of the suicide issue. All the young man wants to do is end it all, but by maintaining his connection with humanity, the youth realizes that he is needed, and dare he believe it, loved. Leyba has made another potent short that affirms the importance of life.

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