Wristcutters: A Love Story Review
The movie starts off with central character, Zia (played marvelously by Patrick Fugit), who slits his wrists because of his girlfriend and ends up stuck in purgatory with fellow suicide commiters. He now lives and makes pizza in a world much like ours, except nobody smiles and the colors run vague. He pals up with Eugene, who's failed rock career led him to commit the funniest suicide in the film, and soon discovers his girlfriend killed herself weeks after his funeral. They then embark on a road trip to find her. Hilarity ensues.
Casting Directors do not get enough credit, so I am going start by saying thank you to Shannon Makhanian for casting Tom Waits in this film. His performance as Kneller was nothing less than brilliant.
Goran Dukic perfectly adapted Etgar Keret’s short story, “Kneller’s Happy Campers,” without flaw. This dark comedy has everything any successful dark comedy should: a good story (see above), a sidekick (played by Shea Whigham who completely stole the show), a well constructed soundtrack (mixed with Joy Division and Tom Waits with hilarious bits from
There are movies that make me laugh and movies that have me on the edge of my seat. And then there are movies that make me feel something different. There's something it does in the pit of my stomach or maybe my heart. It's like pride swelling up inside or a feeling of joy that makes everything seem ok. Those are the movies that stick with me. Wristcutters: A Love Story is that kind of movie.
It's a movie about life, not death. Please go see it.
Wristcutters opened nationwide today, and is only playing at AMC Cityplace off Haskell and 75 in Dallas. No partying this weekend just Wristcutting.