It's an important doc about an important subject, but it also has a maddening lack of focus that can veer wildly and make you forget that 15 minutes ago they were talking about Hulk Hogan's dong length. It'd work better if it had either narrowed its focus, or given itself more time to expand and explain what it talked about. As a result, you get an overemotional ending that doesn't feel totally earned. Fascinating subject with its heart in the right place and its morals on the side of good, but not a great doc.
Re-watched this one for a uni essay. While the testimony from Family and friends of jumpers, and even a survivor, is undoubtedly moving, it's really hard for me not to see this as a manipulative and voyeuristic documentary that crassly and disturbingly turns real people's torment and suicide into a suspenseful narrative.
The director filmed a real person (among others) named Gene for over an hour, before he jumped to his death. Keep in mind, the director went to this…
People who don't know Scott Aukerman: This special makes no sense
People who do know Scott Aukerman: This special makes perfect sense