Wristcutters: A Love Story
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007)

Relegated to a forlorn afterlife of unsmiling lost souls and melancholy drifters as a result of committing suicide in the mortal realm, a heartbroken young man sets out to find the girl who inspired his final act of self-destruction after… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 25, 2008
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Wristcutters: A Love Story sounds like a normal enough indie flick. Boy meets girl. Boy gets separated from girl. Boy goes on a road trip with friends to find girl and gains a new perspective on life. Except everybody's dead.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Opportunities to comment on the ethical grey areas of suicide are mostly squandered and, as the pointless digressions begin to pile up, your mind begins to drift from the action on screen.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

All this sounds rather grim, and indeed it is -- but this backward Heaven Can Wait is also, thanks to [director] Dukic's inventive imagination, surprisingly involving and ultimately sweet.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

This road movie romcom won?t leave you reaching for the razor blades.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Wristcutters is a small film of ambitions nicely scaled to the performances and story. Who knew that affectless characters could be so oddly affecting?

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Wristcutters is a cut above most low-budget American indies, with something original to say about the human condition and an artful way of saying it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Having some laughs over suicide.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's such an original piece of work and I love the deliberately bleak cinematography.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The future of Wristcutters as a cult favorite is less assured. Rather than benefiting from repeated viewings, the movie's charm is pretty much spent after the first half hour.

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Michael Ferraro

Wristcutters: A Love Story is like a suicidal Wizard of Oz.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This is the most original love story i have ever seen. Well worth picking up. One of the most creative films ive seen in years.
Shawn Ewing
A quirky and original love story about second chances surviving in the land of the suicidal. Oddly enough this dark comedy is quite cheerful.
Alice Shen
Nazdrovyeh! A triumphant love story to limbo and back again. The world to where suicides are relegated is almost Sartre-esque: mundane activities and… More
Randy Tippy
Call me weird but I love nerdish, oddball, improbable romances and this is about as improbable as they come. Etgar Keret (short story "Kneller's… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"You don't know what you have until you lose it."</i> A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for… More
Jim Hunter
According to this fantasy/comedy, if you kill yourself, you go to a land where other suicides continue to go to their jobs, which probably caused their suicide,… More