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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.

Director:

Goran Dukic

Writers:

Goran Dukic, Etgar Keret (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Messiah
Abraham Benrubi ... Erik
Leslie Bibb ... Desiree
Mark Boone Junior ... Mike (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Cameron Bowen ... Kostya
Clayne Crawford ... Jim
Chase Ellison ... Kid Kostya
Patrick Fugit ... Zia
Adam Gifford ... Gas Station Attendant (as Adam G.)
Mary Pat Gleason ... Eugene's Mother
John Hawkes ... Yan
Mikal P. Lazarev ... Nanuk
Aaron Parker Mouser ... Max (as Aaron Mouser)
Nick Offerman ... Cop
Anatol Rezmeritza Anatol Rezmeritza ... Eugene's Father
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Storyline

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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An Offbeat Comedy, A Love Story, A Road Movie - But Everybody's Dead See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After Mikal and Zia sleep together on the beach, just before they wake up from the shouts of Kneller, Mikal is barefoot. In the next scene, still sleeping, she has red shoes on her feet. See more »

Quotes

Zia: [narrating] I've thought about suicide again, but I haven't tried it. I didn't want to end up in a bigger shit hole than this one.
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Connections

References Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Gloomy Sunday
Written by László Jávor, Sam Lewis (as Samuel Lewis), Rezsö Seress
Performed by Artie Shaw
Courtesy of Bluebird/Novus/RCA/Victor
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Entertainment
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An excellent film
9 September 2007 | by zaphodchakSee all my reviews

An excellent film and well worth seeing: It defies pigeonholing into a genre; it's a romantic comedy, but not *at all* like the stereotypical romantic comedy, even if it does use some of the same conventions. It's a road movie, but not in the traditional sense. The dynamics and even the plot work and are believable, requiring less suspension of disbelief than I would've imagined. The music and cinematography work well into a story that is darkly/morbidly funny but also a bit sweet, without being saccharine. The acting is well done and the characters believable and quite well developed. This is definitely an art-house film, but one that it really decently pedestrian and accessible, rather than esoteric or exclusionary (that is, appealing to only art-house film lovers). The sound works well, and visual effects are only ever momentarily cheesy.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wristcutters: A Love Story See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,808, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$446,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$454,026
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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