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In the opening scene of Henry Barrial's somewhat indulgent video verité feature Some Body, Sam (Stephanie Bennett) sits in her elementary school classroom telling a children's story. Although she addresses the camera directly, she weaves the tale with all the pizzazz of the joke teller at your local bar who launches into a boring shaggy dog story as soon as he's had one too many. This is an unfortunate reflection of things to come in Barrial's disappointing document of the emotional growth of a woman in her twenties.

After the uneventful setup, we see Sam at a party - laughing, drinking too much, maybe even fooling around with a good-looking man. What we don't see is that Sam lives with Anthony (Jeramy Guillory), a fey guy who keeps his cool at the party but lectures her the next morning about her shenanigans. All this leads to an eventual breakup, giving Sam a chance to move on out and sow her wild oats.

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