“Wristcutters: A Love Story” (2006)

Shannyn Sossamon, Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham

"Wristcutters: A Love Story" is a road movie, a buddy movie and yes, a love story, almost entirely set in an after-life only filled with people who have taken their own lives.

These general plot lines of road/buddy/romance movie may be rather conventional – but nothing else in this film is. "Wristcutters" truly deserves the label “fresh”.

Goran Dukic has created a fascinating and unique universe (shot perfectly in washed out blue-ish color and filled with desolate production design) in which we meet truly interesting characters you can’t help but care about – all that wrapped in an unusual and enjoyable humor.

A friend recently said he didn’t think this film is for everyone. Yes, maybe some people would be offended by how suicide seems to be treated so casually. But it’s not mocked – it’s just a matter of fact – and it certainly doesn’t glorify it.

Highly recommend.

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