Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) Poster


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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.
When Eugene kills himself on stage by pouring a beer onto his guitar, he is drinking "Dead Guy Ale", brewed by Rogue Brewing Company.
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.
The scene in which Mikal asks to drive the car was filmed at the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The soundtrack features songs from a number of famous suicides: Del Shannon, Ian Curtis, Nick Drake, and David Sutch. Gram Parsons, whose drug overdose is paralleled by Mikal's OD, is also featured.
When Zia and Mikal wake up in the hospital and smile at the sight of each other it is the first time either character (or any character for that matter) smiles (or emotes positively whatsoever) in the entire film.

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