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It all starts when Lilly embalms the school mascot, crashes her father's car into her mother's tombstone and ends up trying to help William kill himself. From there things started to get a little complicated. It's a sad little romantic comedy about a group of hopeless mess-ups. Written by Kathrin Werner

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Fails to enlighten - but entertains nonetheless
3 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of The Failures is typical teenage angst. I found myself laughing but unimpressed by the characters. But when Lilly takes an active interest in William's suicide, I perked up. Though the plot that ensues is predictable and trite, this sudden interest of hers is surprising and almost adorable.

The last half hour is worth the rental fee. I wish I could expound upon it further, but that would give away the end. But it points the camera at us and forces the audience to examine what we live for.

It's worth a watch if you have access to it but it's not likely to become a classic for me.


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