True-to-life short film about smartphones

(CBS News) Ever leave home and get that eerie feeling like something is wrong? Like you've forgotten something so important that you rewind through every waking moment before realizing your lifeblood, your reason for living, your smartphone is sitting on the kitchen counter? Well take my advice and leave it. After watching "I Forgot My Phone," a two-minute film about society's addiction to these devices, written by and starring actress and comedian Charlene deGuzman, you'll agree with me. Visit Charlene's YouTube page or check it out above. Just don't watch it on your phone.

This brilliant short film shows how depressingly easy it is to let our phones distract us from true enjoyment of many of life's great experiences like birthdays, the beauty of nature, quality time spent with friends, and even marriage proposals. So next time you walk out the front door, try leaving the phone at home.

  • Jeremy Kestenbaum

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