Le magasin des suicides (The Suicide Shop)
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Le magasin des suicides (The Suicide Shop)
Patrice Leconte adapts Jean Teulé's darkly comic 2007 novel into a animated musical concerning a young child with a sunny disposition born into a family that thrives on the misery of others. Since 1854, the Tuvache family has owned a small shop catering to the suicidal impulses of its depressed clientele. A walk down the shadowy isles of this morbid boutique reveals a dazzling variety of instruments with which weary shoppers can end their suffering. When pessimistic proprietor Mishima and his depressive wife give birth to a baby boy named Alan, they're overjoyed at the thought that he… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Too grisly for kids, or at least their ticket-buying parents. At the same time, the bouncy musical numbers with their contorted rhymes are unlikely to be embraced by any self-respecting Goth teen."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"After the success of the irreverent The Book of Mormon, this would be a natural for the stage-Broadway would be so lucky."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"The Suicide Shop is darkly drawn comedy taken to uncomfortable lengths (and, parents, it's definitely not a film for the whole family)."
‑ Simon Foster, sbs.com.au
"The animation is great, in its stark, mostly monochromatic way, but the music merely serviceable."
‑ Rob Salem, Toronto Star
"This is a film of two halves, with the half involving sweetness and light muddled and limp in comparison to its tougher, more sinister flipside, while the ending is almost unforgivably trite."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"The ever-diverse Patrice Leconte has made an original, darkly humorous animation about a store assisting suicidals."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An exceedingly off-the-wall animated endeavor..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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