A video that worked fairly well in a couple of my classes.  I’m not really surprised, it’s a really well made film and deals with content that most students can relate to.


On his way to work one day, Joel (Bodhi Elfman) is impaled through the chest by a three-foot arrow. But it doesn’t harm him. And it won’t come out. So Joel has to learn to deal – both with his newfound protrusion, and his own painful loneliness. He tries to go to work, to date women, but no one seems ready to accept his strange flaw. Little does he know, his life is about to change forever…

Useful vocabulary

  • Bow and arrows
  • To remove = get out
  • Consequence
  • protrusion
  • Life becomes harder/ more challenging
  • Lonely
  • Set up a date
  • A blind date
  • Laundry
  • He walks towards
  • Picks up the arrow
  • Mission completed
  • Moves onto the next mission
  • impaled
  • deal with
  • loneliness
  • strange
  • flaw