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Wristcutters: A Love Story
Life is a trip, but the afterlife is one hell of a ride.
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…
Cause everybody knows guy in the back seat doesn't have a cock.
Goran Dukic's feature film directorial debut is stereotypical in it's indieness (that a word?) but it actually does something that indie films used to always do and that's tell us a story that you'd never see in a mainstream film. Here that's a romantic black comedy that takes place in a Purgatory for people who died by committing suicide.
This isn't the film that will stop me from thinking of Patrick Fugit as that "Almost Famous kid" but he's perfect for this kind of role. The entire film could have just been a typical road movie and I would have enjoyed it with Fugit's chemistry with Shea Whigham who plays a Russian musician that still lives with his family in Purgatory as they all committed suicide (individually). The "love story" isn't between these two characters, but it is the high point of the film for me.
I stumbled upon this movie's preview once while watching Hesher 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.
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, but I didn't like it as much as I had hoped to. I guess I just expected something fantastic and got something…
Different but the same. Imaginative story, immerse and mimetic though fantastical world, kickass Gogol Bordello soundtrack - but flat presentation and poor structure. It's a beautiful could-have-been, but just sort of drags its feet.
Wow, this was surprisingly dull.
Zia played by Patrick Fugit commits suicde after his girlfriend broke up with him and soon discovers there's some sort of purgatory for people who killed themselves that is pretty similar to the real world.
It's just a little desaturated.
He meets the russian rock musician Eugene and Mikal played by Shea Whigham and Shannyn Sossamon. "Wristcutters" turns into some kind of indie roadmovie with lifeless performances from pretty much everyone. That might be appropriate but it makes it hard to do anything else than ask yourself how bored these actors were while shooting this.
Fugit is awful, Whigham is sometimes tolerable but mostly laughable and Sossamon looks cute. Well she is cute but I…
Thumbs Up: An interesting take on purgatory, decent visuals, the thing with the black-hole under the car-seat was a fun idea (until the end).
Thumbs Down: What starts off as a neat little idea quickly goes stale thanks to a by-the-numbers road-trip script that pits its bland characters on a boring quest that we are never given a reason to care about other than "it's the plot". Along the way there's unimaginative commentary on the concept of suicide, nonsensical plot twists, indie-quirkiness so forced it's practically bursting a blood vessel, and eventually (to wrap it all up) a schmaltzy bullshit ending.
Two word review: "suicidally cheesy".
Surprisingly genuine and moving, Wristcutters takes an interesting perspective on suicide, turning the concept of a man killing himself and ending up in a special kind of purgatory specifically designed for fellow suicides into a wonderful road movie that fits well into the established American independent road movie canon.
I was expecting this to be a little more overwrought and gothic than it actually was - instead, there's magical realism and humour about how the residents ended up there, and how whatever ludicrous concept people casually reference turns out to be true. There's also some interesting implications about how we think about suicide, about how it can be contagious, impulsive or borne out of a moment of love or true…
This is like the doppelganger to Equilibrium: A Good Story
can't write sorry too busy crying from those hospital bed smiles because no matter how many times i watch this movie IT GETS TO ME
Wristcutters: A Love Story is a seriously unique take on life after death. It's setting makes the film that much more interesting. I just want to live in this strange world some more and see what horrible things lurk around every corner. I loved that this film rooted itself with romance and challenged the standard. Dark, yet optimistic is one of my favourite combinations.
Wristcutters: A Love Story is a film that I had never seen before but one that my girlfriend had spoken to me about quite a few times, so I decided to finally sit down and give it a watch today. Now the whole film has a very cool idea of a different world after suicide, a world where everyone that has committed suicide goes. This was an idea that I really liked, and I know love story is in the title but it's something that takes up too much of the film.
I feel we could've explored characters more, explored the world more and learnt more about why people have done what they have done. We do get tiny glimpses…
Messy but a cute story with some really fun moments and Tom Waits!
Holy shit! Best recommendation ever. Amazing premise and story. Everything I like in a film. Intelligent and really funny.
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