If Anything Happens I Love You

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Animated short sensitively explores school shootings.

PG 2020 12 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 13+

Kids Are Braver Than Adults

I am the first adult on this site to make a comment on this short. Is that not pathetic? Six brave children watched this film and gave their opinion but not one adult. Because adults are cowards. I was a coward. But then I watched this film. Twice. Adults would rather avoid this movie, swill their wine, drive their SUVs, shop online, post pictures on social media and surf for porn than take the time to watch this tender and gut wrenching twelve-minute Netflix film. We are a nation of idolaters. But we don’t worship a golden calf or thirty pieces of silver. We worship the god of lead. A cheap poisonous heavy metal. And we appease our god by throwing children into the volcano, burning them on the pyre and sending them to school to be cut open so their blood can flow through the halls of education and appease our addiction.
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age 14+


I’m so confused what the point of this film was. It’s tragic and scary and sad. Very strange creation to me, don’t even know how to rate it or what age to recommend watch it, because I feel like nobody should go out of their way to...why?

This title has:

Too much violence

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 7, 2020
  • On DVD or streaming: November 20, 2020
  • Directors: Michael Govier, Will McCormack
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 12 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG
  • MPAA explanation: strong thematic material involving gun violence
  • Last updated: March 2, 2022

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