Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2004)

Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig, the writer and director of the 12th Dogme 95 film, 2000's critically acclaimed Italian for Beginners, presents this comedy drama starring Jamie Sives and Adrian Rawlins as brothers Wilbur and Harbour.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 12, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its morbid subject matter, Wilbur is a charming and often funny film.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Pretty enjoyable.

Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

Unexpected plot twists keep us interested.

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Lisa Rosman
The Brooklyn Rail

What's most intriguing about director Lone Scherfig's first post-Dogme 95 feature, the admittedly appealing Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, is where and how it falls short.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Scherfig shows a flair for comic melancholy ... as well as eccentric characters like Wilbur, who initially comes across as off-putting and self-obsessed, but later becomes, if not exactly warm, at least sympathetic.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Worth seeing.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A nice little love triangle drama-comedy about suicide and bookstores.

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Wilbur has the ability to suck you in, to make you cheer on the strangest of indulgent families.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Though Scherfig is still partially enrolled in the Dogme school, her movie finds a happy balance with its equally adept eye for wide-screen composition and the raw complexity of real human emotion.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...the kind of picture one is more inclined to admire than embrace

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Well, this was definitely a surprise! Dark, yes. Comedy, not so much. Really fantastic writing, and the slow development of characters that aren't… More
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One of the most bizarre films I have ever seen. Not that it's surreal per se, just... very odd. It's touching, well acted, nicely scored, but… More