Watch: ‘A Conversation With My 12-Year-Old Self’ is Absolute Genius

Why Watch? A few people probably videotaped themselves when they were younger, giving messages to their future selves. Jeremiah McDonald did, and now he’s turned that video into a brilliant, self-deprecating bit of comedy.

It works first and foremost because its edited together with some sort of magic – taking an echo from the past and molding it into a realistic conversation between a child of 1992 and a man of 2012. It works beyond that because McDonald has a bone dry wit that’s unafraid to point out how dorky he was when he was a kid. But weren’t we all? Exactly. And what’s even better, the short is more than just a gimmick, delivering an interesting insight into the dreams we used to have (and questioning why we don’t have them anymore).

What will it cost? Only 4 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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