We all have our rituals in the painful days after a break-up. Women saunter down frozen food aisles in their Snuggies searching for a tub of ice cream that will make it all better. Men attend college night at a local bar and try to recall how they once coaxed women into going home with them. For an estrogen-rich glimpse into one woman's struggle through post-monogamy, watch HBO's new cartoon documentary Get Over Him in 8 Songs Or Less.
Animator and narrator Debra J. Solomon tells the story of a woman whose boy-toy leaves her. Lacking the girl power of a Sookie or Sloan, this HBO damsel weeps her way through 8 schemes to relieve the sting of desertion, each accompanied by a musical montage. When online dating and incessant shopping fail, she finally realizes "the person I needed to find wasn't a guy. The person I needed to find was me!" That's when we realize: HBO is going a wee bit soft on us.
All you hapless singles out there agonizing through V-Day this Sunday, I'd go with the Haagen-Dazs and/or college co-eds over this animated sob story.