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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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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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Eugene (Shea Whigham) isn't smoking pot throughout the film, he's actually smoking tobacco cigarettes. Actor Whigham noticed director Goran Dukic smoked loose tobacco and rolled his own cigarettes and carried it in a plastic bag, and said that's what he wanted Eugene to smoke. 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 »

Quotes

Zia: Being here with you reminds me of what I was like before my suicide.
Mikal: What were you like?
Zia: I was happy...
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References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

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Dead and Lovely
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Although dark, oddly uplifting
27 July 2006 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

Bleak film of death and a depressing afterlife. Lots of nice little touches, like with the music - you only pick up on it after talking with people about it. From what I understand not completely faithful to the book, although I didn't read it. Good humor, oddly uplifting due to the romance.

Saw this at Sundance this year, was one of the 3 best we saw. Patrick Fugit was brilliant. Shannon was also strong. If you like dark films, you won't be disappointed. Can't comment on technical aspects of film, since i'm not in the industry.

Summary: Great cast, good writing. Fun times by all.


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