Today I was flipping through the TV stations as I waited until The Real World: Austin was coming on at 10pm when I found myself watching what looked like a movie starring my beloved Jamie “Billy Elliot” Bell and Rachel Evan Wood. It was the two of them sitting in idyllic field of yellow flowers telling each other how much they loved one another.
I was like, “Since when did Jamie Bell and Rachel Evan Wood do a movie together?” But before I knew it, there was Billie Joe Armstrong’s crooked teeth all up in my face, singing the opening lines of the Greenday song, “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” a song about the passing of Billie Joe’s father.
It’s a beautiful-looking, “political” 7-minute video with a storyline that goes like this: Young boy and girl are in love. They share fun times, having birthdays, making out, throwing cake, running around carefree. Boy joins up for the Army. Girl cries. Boy gets sent to a war-torn country (Iraq). Girl looks anxious. Boy looks scared while holding machine gun. Someone gets shot. Girl looks up at sky in search of answers/ a better day/ an end to September. The End.
You can catch the video on AOLMusic.com