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Wristcutters: A Love Story
Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!
We all know the common religious belief that if you're a good stand-up person you go to Heaven and if you're a cunty prick you go to Hell, but where do you go if you commit suicide? I mean, commiting suicide is never the best option, but it doesn't make the person bad or good and they don't necessarily have to be bad or good; it just means they had it rough and couldn't go forward. What happens to that person after life if not Hell or Heaven? That is the question raised in Wristcutters.
There's something about this film that really resonates on a second viewing. For some reason, the meaning and the emotion behind this film packs an…
Wristcutters takes an weird, interesting concept and completely rolls with it, committing fully to creating a limbo-ish world where people who commit suicide reside. Its a bleak and desolate place that is kind of like the real world, "only a little worse" as our main character Zia puts it.
I absolutely loved this movie the first time I saw it. I was able to buy in fully to the general concept and thought it was a unique enough of a world that I was fully absorbed. On this repeat viewing, those general feelings were lessened a little bit. There is a bar scene in the beginning where Zia and two girls try and guess how other people in the bar…
Wristcutters: A Love Story is an original piece of work about boy meets girl, giving the well-exhausted premise a breath of fresh air. At first this film screams middle of the road indie flick, but there's a twist that ultimately sets it apart from the rest: the film is set in a Purgatory-like world for those who took their own lives.
Starring Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Wristcutters tells the story of Zia; a heartbroken young man who's relegated to an afterlife of never-ending melancholy. After hearing of the suicide of the girl who inspired his own act of self-destruction, he sets out to find her in this dreary land of the dead with his Russian rocker companion Eugene (Shea Wigham).…
I stumbled upon this movie's preview once while watching "Hesher" (a favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt film) and thought that the concept was pretty interesting. Wristcutters: A Love Story is about a guy named Zia (Patrick Fugit) who, after a rough break up, decides to end his life; only to find out that the afterlife isn't all that it's cracked up to be- at least not for the ones who choose to end it. It's almost the same as regular life, just a lot more gloomy. Oh, and you can't smile. Zia makes a few interesting friends and travels across many different and unique places in search of answers to his and his friends' questions.
The film was funny and quite charming,…
A fun movie? i guess
A movie called Wristcutters and you think its about a bunch of emos falling in love and cutting them self? boy was I wrong.
Pretty nice concept about people who have killed them self living in another life like world.
The movie follows Zia who has commited suicide and is now living in this world among other people who have offed themselves. He finds out his girlfriend has also killed herself about a month after him so he set's out on a roadtrip to find her.
Wouldn't hurt checking it out even for just the concept alone.
A cynical romantic comedy with a dark conclusion: Life can be worse in the afterlife (or in Zia's case, in a limbo between life and death).
I think most films about suicide have a common goal: to tell people to carpe the fuck out of the diem, to embrace existence and of course, the obvious and classic of all, to tell people that suicide is not an option. Fortunately, this movie is not one of those "most films".
What makes Wristcutters: A Love Story different is that it brings more to the table. It explores more on the bottom of the iceberg.
One of the things I liked about this movie is that they skipped the sugarcoating and cliche-y trend…
Zia: Being here with you reminds me of what I was like before my suicide.
Mikal: What were you like?
Zia: I was happy...
Wristcutters delivers a simple but realistic outlook on purgatory with some gorgeous cinematography, the barren landscapes littered by forgotten objects symbolic for the lost souls which also seem to be scattered throughout this bleak world. Despite this tired looking setting and what is a very sombre plot on paper, the film maintains a surprisingly cheery tone through the relationships and progression of characters, constructing a genuine empathy for their outcomes. The moments of comedy are heartwarming but not enough to make you laugh aloud; yet this seems intentional, as only as the events play out to the final image can we share the smiles that had eluded the characters in this world (and much of their lives before it).
Really interesting concept with a usually spot on execution.
Bizarre, offbeat, and a little touching (the good kind).
Well it certainly felt like purgatory.
"It only happens if it doesn’t matter. It comes without effort. Maybe Eugene is right. Maybe i only get stuck on girls i don’t have a chance of being with"
I watched the movie 4 or 5 times, i don't know. It's a fantastic love story. Also it's soundtracs and cast are great. I'll probably watch it several times again.
Tom Waits is always Tom Waits on film. That's fine with me. A bit too quirk-ish.
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