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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

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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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Mike (as Mark Boone Jr.)
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Messiah
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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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You don't know what you have until you lose it. See more »


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

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2 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Csuklónyiszálók  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

Around the 25:35 mark in the movie, the car pulls over to the right shoulder to stop for the hitchhiker. Yet in the next scene, when the driver puts it into reverse, it is back on the right lane of the road, not in the shoulder. After the car stops and picks up the hitchhiker, it again changes position about a minute later, and its tires are shown over the shoulder line, although it had stopped earlier in the middle of the lane. See more »

Quotes

Zia: Listen, you know what? Forget Desiree. I got another reason for you to go.
Eugene: Give it shot.
Zia: You got anything better to do?
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References Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) See more »

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Captivating
14 March 2008 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

This is one of "those" movies. You know the kind - like a catchy tune the vibe of this movie stays in your head... the movie had all the chances in the world to be depressing, but it was far from it, there are only a few drama elements and the title is not deceiving, it truly is a love story and a beautiful one at that and also threaded with great humor, when I laughed, I laughed hard. And I would probably cry if the ending was any different.

I won't go into possibilities and impossibilities of metaphysical, because that's absolutely not what this story is about; purgatory, if you will, is only the stage, where the romantic play is performed, with that, it's innovative though actually daring, as it was probably obvious the box office would never explode from what 'Wristcutters' would make. In my opinion, the movie is so well made it would have been great even if it was stripped of suicide thing and it was just a plain love story. Oh and Shannyn Sossamon was so convincing, I think I'm in love with her now. ;)


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