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The Failures (2003)

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 ... See full summary »

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Hal Haberman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ashley Johnson ... Lilly Kyle
Chad Lindberg ... William
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seth Adkins ... Sam Kyle
Suzanne Bridgham Suzanne Bridgham ... Cheerleader 1
Claudia Christian ... Anna
Liane Curtis ... Samantha Kyle
Henry Czerny ... Frank Kyle
Taylor Daubens Taylor Daubens ... Student
Dakota Floeter ... Young William
Amanda Fuller ... Sally
Eric Grucza Eric Grucza ... Student
Diane Hudock ... Mother
Michael Ironside ... Depressor
Heather Marie Marsden ... Elatia
Sasha Mitchell ... Reflexor
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Werner Film See more »
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Humorous & Touching
14 May 2004 | by rallygoluckySee all my reviews

Initially, I wasn't sure I'd like the film based on the plot/subject... It sounded mean-spirited. But it actually was humorous and touching.

I thought the film did I good job balancing the amount of light sarcastic humor with darker suicidal talk. It wasn't too heavy, nor too light. It could have been deeper, but the fact it wasn't, isn't a complaint ... The film works well as it is.

Another movie at the theaters now (2004) that also revolves around suicide is Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself. Both contain drama & humor. However, while I would consider Wilbur to on the drama side (deep), I'd consider Failures more on the humor side (light).

I also enjoyed most of the various characters in the movie. And I was especially impressed with J. Johnson.

It's well-acted, well-written, and worth seeing.


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