Wristcutters: A Love Story

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Apparently when you off yourself, you don’t go to hell but to another reality/world that is best described as a muted version of the real one. In this place there is no vibrant color, so beautiful scenery and no smiles. This is a setup for a strange movie but Writstcutters: A Love Story is much sweeter than you’d imagine.

The Good: Let’s start off with the concept of the movie, which is so very different than anything else, that’s always a plus in my book. I like how light and fun the story is when set in such a dark place. Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) was just perfect in this role, I don’t think I’ve ever liked him so much as I did in this movie. Shannyn Sossamon was lovely and brought a different layer to the story.

The Bad: It might be too weird for some people but that’s a possibility with any movie I love. It’s not super fast paced, which I think was on purpose because of this dull reality they were in, but it moved along quick enough for me.

All I know is I had a big goofy smile on my face at the end of the movie, which says a lot considering it’s a movie that is about suicide.


  • Anonymous

    I love Patrick Fugit. My favorite of his is Saved, but I did like Wristcutters.

    • http://lifeisnotamovie.net Robin

      Of course you’ve seen it =)

  • Grant

    It’s in my NetFlix queue. For the bad, you should always mention the lack of J-bunny.

    • http://lifeisnotamovie.net Robin

      Yeah I don’t think there is a J-Bunny to be found but the main girl is pretty awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/subWOW Absence/Alternatives

    Wow. I am now intrigued. So in terms of weirdness, more or less than Donny Darko?

    • http://lifeisnotamovie.net Robin

      Yes, that’s a good way to put it. Not so weird you don’t know what’s going on but weirder than the average movie.

  • http://josephdunphy.blog.com/about/ Spoiler Alert / Joseph Dunphy

    I liked it, too, but got the feeling that the editing had been rushed a little. Been a little while since I saw the film, so I’d have a trouble going into specifics, but I found that on looking at one of the deleted scenes from the DVD, that a fair sized chunk of the film was put in a new context, that made it feel more convincing. A three minute addition of deleted material would have made a stronger film, I think.

    I’ll have to rent this movie out, again.

    • http://lifeisnotamovie.net Robin

      I can’t say I noticed it but we watched it on Netflix I think so we didn’t get to see any of the extras.


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