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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  2 November 2007 (USA)
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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

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Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love will always exist, even after you've "offed" yourself. See more »


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Rated R for language and disturbing content involving suicide | See all certifications »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,808 (USA) (19 October 2007)

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$104,077 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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Shea Whigham's character (Eugene) is partly based on Gur Bentwich, Israeli writer/director and friend of Etgar Keret who wrote "Kneller's Happy Campers". He is also partly based on Eugene Hutz, front-man of Gogol Bordello and friend of director Goran Dukic. See more »

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Pouring a beer on electric guitar strings, even with the amp turned on, would be very unlikely to cause electrocution. There is no high voltage current on the guitar itself; about the only way to get electrocuted on stage is through faulty grounding in the sound system and stage set-up, and that would kill you, beer or no beer! See more »

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Zia: [to Kneller] His headlights were broken for ages, and she fixed them just by touching a button.
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Occurrence on the Border
Written by Eugene Hutz
Performed by Gogol Bordello
Courtesy of Tee Pee Records
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I just didn't feel it.
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I stumbled upon the trailer on the internet, and it looked like it had all the makings of a quirky indie film: an interesting setup, a road trip, Tom Waits, so I was excited to see it, and... I don't know, it just fell kind of flat for me. It was neither all that funny, or all the dramatic, just sort of plodded along. There were whole spans of this movie that were aimless and without spark. The characters never become full or interesting. It's not bad, it's not good, it felt like cinematic purgatory. I just kept waiting for the movie to take off, but then it was over. Patrick Fugit does a good job trying to make an incredibly uncompelling character watchable, and Shea Wigham's a riot when given the chance. Still, you'll spend the movie wishing there had been a more experienced director, crew and a more innovative writer (Charlie Kaufman, vielleicht?)


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