Great Job, Internet!: SNL’s Beck Bennett loses some weight and nearly his mind in this short film

Working in tandem with Kyle Mooney, likewise a member of the Good Neighbor sketch comedy troupe, Beck Bennett has carved out a place on Saturday Night Live in recent seasons with some quirky, pre-filmed comedy bits. But Bennett does some worthwhile solo work as well, as evidenced by “How To Lose Weight In 4 Easy Steps,” a creative and entertaining new short film directed by Ben Berman and written by Aaron Bleyaert. The video takes the form of a weight loss and fitness tutorial by a mattress salesman named Christopher (Bennett), who aims to cut back on sugar and carbs in his diet and get in better shape. Steps one, two, and four are all pretty common-sense diet suggestions. But the film spends most of its seven-and-a-half-minute running time on the crucial third step: “Have Your Heart Broken.”

Bennett’s character, it turns out, is in emotional free fall after …

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