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Rated NR · 23 minutes · 2011

Animated, Comedy drama, Fantasy, Science fiction
A one-of-a-kind film, the animated It’s Such a Beautiful Day is a marvel of simplicity and meaning. It’s almost single-handedly the work of Don Hertzfeldt—he drew it, directed it, wrote it, narrated it and personally sent out a copy of the film for review. That commitment shows in every delicate frame. Indeed, only one other person, editor Brian Hamblin, receives any credit in the film. And what a film: Bill (a stick figure) is struck with what we process as a life-altering illness. His mind is going. He reflects on the past and focuses intently on the banality of the present. It’s not at all what you’d expect from an animated film, which is one of the reasons why It’s Such a Beautiful Day is jarring and supremely unique.
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
Producer: Don Hertzfeldt

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Chicago Reader Truth in Doodling Don Hertzfeldt's seemingly primitive animation addresses our most primal concerns. by J.R. Jones 02/08/2007

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