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Archie's Final Project (2009)

My Suicide (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 23 September 2011 (USA)
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A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.

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David Lee Miller

Writers:

Eric J. Adams (screenplay), David Lee Miller (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Vargas
Mariel Hemingway ... Charlotte Silver
Brooke Nevin ... Sierra Silver
Nora Dunn ... Gretchen Williams
Michael Welch ... Earl
Zachary Ray Sherman ... Corey
Vanessa Lengies ... Mallory
Gabriel Sunday ... Archibald Holden Buster Williams
Tony Hale ... Carmelo Peters - LCSW
Joe Mantegna ... Indian Psychiatrist
Sandy Martin ... Mrs. Ellis
Tim Halligan ... Mr. Silver
Steven Anthony Lawrence ... Brainiac
Stephen Sowan ... Stoner
Robert Kurcz Robert Kurcz ... Daryl Williams
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Archie Williams is a 17-year old media geek who has suddenly found himself the most talked-about kid in school. He has announced that he's going to kill himself- on camera- for a class project. His classmates, parents, Sierra- the most beautiful girl in school, and a "Shady Bunch" of shrinks, doctors, pill-pushers, and counselors descend on Archie. Some are hoping to save him, some want to imitate him, others try to push him over the brink. Archie films every moment of his high school experience, hiding nothing from his audience: realities of life, death, violence, sex, drugs, and the intense media overload and hypocrisy that bombard all teenagers. Written by Steven Jay Rubin, Executive Producer

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A self-inflicted comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Archie's Final Project See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Vanessa Lengies turned down the role in The Grudge 2 (2006) to do this film. Teresa Palmer replaced her. See more »

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The folders on the floor of the LCSW's office disappear and reappear between takes. See more »

Quotes

Vargas: Call of death is like call of love
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References Final Fantasy XII (2006) See more »

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Into the Woods
Written by James Olliges, Jr.
Performed by My Morning Jacket
Courtesy of ATO Records
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A Brilliant Strangely Life-Affirming Film about Suicidal Teenage Angst
21 March 2009 | by JustCuriositySee all my reviews

My Suicide, which had its U.S. Premiere at Austin's SXSW Film Festival, is a mesmerizing feature film with a brilliant script and remarkable editing. It takes one inside the modern American teenagers' world of angst, anger and technology. While it sometimes seems like one is watching an extended You Tube video that is really the way that the style is designed to appear as if it was filmed by a teenager filming the process leading up to his own suicide. The characters draw the audience into the story of teenager Archie Williams – masterfully acted by Gabriel Sunday – who announces one day in film class that his project is to film his own suicide. The premise is absurd, but so are the reactions. The film ultimately serves to critique the soulless life in middle class suburbia that would lead a bright young man to despair about the value of his own life. In that sense, My Suicide follows in a great tradition of suburban satire that is seen in films like Happiness, American Beauty and, most recently, Revolutionary Road. The writers also manage to use a wide variety of satirical quotes from a variety of modern classics – such as Goodfellas, Silence of the Lambs, and Apocalypse Now. They further incorporate animation and public service advertisements.

Ironically, this film which begins as a quest to commit suicide ultimately finds a way to be life-affirming through its exploration of why Archie is suicidal and his burgeoning relationship with Sierra – played by the beautiful Brooke Nevin. The acting is generally very good and the filming is excellent. I hope this independent effort is widely distributed. It will be particularly appealing to young people who will relate to its fast-paced editing and style. Archie Williams may well be the Holden Caulfield of the 21st Century.


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