Wristcutters - A Love Story
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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 learning that she too has taken her own life in director Goran Dukic's adaptation of Etgar Keret's darkly comic novella Kneller's Happy Campers. A likeable young man despite his depressive disposition, Zia (Patrick Fugit) puts blade to wrist only to find that the pain of life doesn't end with the coming of death. Now trapped in a bleak… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

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"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."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"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."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"This road movie romcom won?t leave you reaching for the razor blades."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"It's certainly melancholic, occasionally funny, and ultimately life-affirming. But overall, it feels as if writer-director Goran Dukic dropped a rather promising ball."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
"The purgatorial premise is pleasingly eccentric but, in the end, Wristcutters falls victim to its washed-out mood, and limps bloodlessly to a close."
‑ Cath Clarke, Guardian
"Wristcutters is a small film of ambitions nicely scaled to the performances and story. Who knew that affectless characters could be so oddly affecting?"
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Having some laughs over suicide."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It misses the opportunity to examine why a community of people - each of whom has already given up on life - would band together to form a new society of desperate misfits."
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"A dreary, self-consciously quirky indie flick that seems to go on forever, despite an economical running time."
‑ , Daily Mirror [UK]
"It's such an original piece of work and I love the deliberately bleak cinematography."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Wristcutters: A Love Story is like a suicidal Wizard of Oz."
‑ Michael Ferraro, Bronsonfive
"It is a staggeringly awful road movie, not much enlivened by the presence of Tom Waits as a wizened participant."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Veering from witty to occasionally trite, Wristcutters: A Love Story has plenty of originality on its side, but never manages to be more than the sum of its self-consciously quirky parts."
‑ Saxon Bullock, Film4
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