Wristcutters: A Love Story [2006]

“most of my friends were already half dead or dead anyways”

Director : Goran Dukic

Writer : Etgar Keret (short story “Kneller’s Happy Campers”), Goran Dukic

Actor : Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Shea Whigham

Story : What do you do when you are a teenager and the love of your life leaves you? If you are a normal one you get drunk and cry in a fetal position next to your vomit, if not then you kill yourself. Zia does exactly that by slashing his wrist but he had no idea that he will end up in an even worse life. The afterlife designed for people who committed suicide is simply a wasteland, it’s hot as hell, nothing works, there are only shitty jobs and generic food. But when he finds out that his love offed herself a few months later and she is in this world too somewhere, he sets on a road trip to find her.

What I Liked About It :

– the idea of an afterlife even shittier than the life they were trying to get away from

– the suicide scenes – they presented it lightly so instead of making the movie a very dark one they could keep the fine line between dark and light

– bittersweet atmosphere

– first half of the movie

What I Didn’t Like About It :

– the last half of the movie, it got boring, a bit dragged, the outcast community felt forced and predictable and I didn’t like the ending, I felt that it took a down fall from the middle of movie

– a tiny bit self-consciously quirky indie film – the Garden State felt naturally quirky while It’s Kind of a Funny Story oozes from forced quirkiness, I would place Wristcutters: A Love Story between the two of them

Final Note :

2.5/3 out of 4

Trailer :

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