Directed by Scot Schirmer
(from a screenplay based on a short story by Todd Rigney)
In these scenes Marty shows his level of maturity by summarizing that the heads, until very recently, had feelings and thoughts too and had perhaps only that very morning kissed loved ones with lips that were now static, lifeless and rapidly changing to a light shade of blue. Marty happened to stumble upon the grotesque tableau when one day he took his brother's bag, in hopes to borrow the ball he believed was inside. The decision was a, “big no no” a shocking revelation upon pulling back the zipper revealed that he borrowed more than he could have ever bargained for.
What makes this movie great, IMO, is the fact that Marty's character is one the audience can easily relate to. His struggles are like most around the same age as obviously strange emotions are running rampant, his body is changing dramatically, his parents are cumbersome obstacles that only keep him from doing what he really wants (for no apparent purpose) and he has difficulties finding friends on account of what activities/themes he enjoys. Bullying is a theme that has been given a lot of media attention recently, and plays a large role in this movie realistically portrayed (in mostly a schoolyard setting) helping to flesh out both Marty's character and those whom he spends most of his day around. His parents are portrayed excellently also, both are at odds with how to raise two rapidly growing boys correctly, their concerns and frustrations are those that most parents can easily sympathize with.