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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…
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…
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.
Holy shit! Best recommendation ever. Amazing premise and story. Everything I like in a film. Intelligent and really funny.
Dull and poorly acted.
Wasn't exactly sure what to expect with this. I was anticipating the depressing side of things, considering this is literally called Wristcutters. But all the dark comedy and quirky magic realism type stuff was so up my alley. It was a sweet story with an odd spin. And a fantastic soundtrack.
how can a movie about suicide be this cute
Here's an example of a well designed dvd case. You see the title and you're like that sounds pretty mad so you look at the back and Tom Waits is on it. There was no way I wasn't going to watch it then. It's the story of a young man searching for his dead girlfriend in a purgatory for suicide victims that's kind of just like a shittier more depressing version of our world. Special points for having Will Arnett as a false prophet, I love that guy.
A unique love tale about suicide, redemption and discovering yourself. "Wristcutters" succeeds on detailed characters, a familiar but relaxed external world and a road trip story gripping from start to finish.
Sad people love this movie, or maybe it's just most people, we're all sad people. Honestly, if you can't embrace this cool (yes I said cool) concept of death or whatever you want to call it then just move on. This movie shows that love conquers all, even in suicidal death terms.
Yet another indie drama set in the limbo reserved for people after they've killed themselves? Get some new ideas, Hollywood! Wristcutters kind of meanders along in a way that veers between genuine inspiration and slight boredom, but the interesting setting, the excellent cast (Tom Waits should be in more stuff), some fun musical moments and a nicely deadpan sense of humour left me pleased that I'd seen it, and curious to see more from the director. Unfortunately he doesn't seem to have done much since, and is now working in Croatian television. I guess the quirky suicide movie marketplace was just too crowded.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
At its core this film has a pretty conventional rom-com plot - guy loses girl; guy tries to get her back with help of friend who is a girl; guy realizes that the friend is the one he is actually in love with - but the premise that the story is wrapped in is so original and interesting that it camouflages some of the predictability of the story.
The premise of this film is incredibly original, and the set design aesthetic and cinematography is really excellent.
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