Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) - Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Goran Dukic
Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 18 out of 101 found boring (17.82%)

One-line Reviews (84)

Zia dies and discovers that the afterlife ain't all that it's cracked up to be; no flying angels in white, playing with a heavenly choir, but instead a place with no flowers, no stars, and only dull colors.

definitely worth watching.

It truly is lovely and very enjoyable to watch.

When Sossamon comes in the picture, the designated "Love Story" is pretty predictable.

It did take a long time for the actual story to develop but once it did, it was rather predictable as to where it was going and there wasn't much drive in it.

I enjoyed it, but I thought it dragged a bit.

The plot is bizarre, incredibly fascinating and the actors are great.

In the blink of an eye, we see Zia's body on the floor of the bathroom, blood everywhere, and we're transported to a world which is hot, dull, endless, and sad.

It's most unpredictable features, which should have been the selling point of the film, were glanced over too briefly.

The "next world"'s intrigue stops and the viewer gets bored, even though they try to keep the attention by introducing some subplots.

After quite some time of pointless existence (who knew they had pizza in the afterlife?

Just watch, enjoy, and open your mind to an imaginative, gripping storyline that is far off the beaten path of the terribly predictable, unintelligent, slapstick, sequel, junk movies of this decade.

While the storyline was not particularly fantastic, the film was entertaining with its depiction of the absurd after-life.

The idea of the film "Wristcutters a Love Story" is intriguing to say the least, a dreary dimension for all suicide victims.

I enjoyed some of the movie but then it kinda dragged on, the characters got a little duller than from before, and then some parts were a little stupid.

Well performed, well thought out, film from an exciting up and coming director.

This low-budget picture captures some fascinating images of the this vision of the afterlife using some of the scenes from this real, alive life.

The story moves slow, and goes nowhere.

All over, Wristcutters is a short, sweet film to watch when you're feeling down, bored, and disgustingly depressed.

Great concept with a cliché indie execution.

Zia leads a dull life in this post-apocalyptic hole until one day he finds out that his ex-girlfriend on earth has also committed suicide and ought to be in the same place as him.

The whole dull setting adds to the feel of the movie, which predominantly is very morose.

This movie is original and definitely worth the watch if your looking for a breath of fresh air mixed with a little bit of suicidal charm.

The plot, which could have gone in many, many unexpected directions, did the expected!

Early scenes showing Zia's uneventful daily life are some of the most interesting up until he meets Mikal, for we see the real sadness that seems to simply plague him.

I have yet to see three good films based on short stories, usually one intriguing element in introduced to keep the readers' interest and this element is oh-so gently and briefly touched by the author, and then it ends, leaving the readers ambiguity and food for thought.

I will look past my one problem with the ending and tell myself that I enjoyed it fully and would recommend the film to anyone looking for something special and unlike anything else they may see on the video store shelves.

Despite it's box office earnings "wrist cutters" is fun and takes the audience on an adventure through the dreary afterlife in search for Zia's love.

I would recommend it, it was an enjoyable evening.

Slow ride....

A lovely and enjoyable movie!!.

The characters are, for the most part, likable and the plot is original and entertaining.

The film slowly spirals from fresh and interesting to lame and predictable, and it really is a pain for those of us who can envision what this movie might have been.

I could easily see this triggering someone though if suicide is a problematic subject for them, so keep that in mind, but if you can get on this movies wavelength it's a wholly unique and entertaining experience.

In short it is a fantastic film; and if you have even the remotest inclination to see the film you should; it is an enjoyable experience.

Purely aesthetic "atmosphere" films are a trip, but trying to overlay an underdeveloped story and characters onto them usually results in boredom.

A wild, wacky, enjoyable ride - you won't slit your throat in the middle of it .

Since its release it has gotten a ho-hum reception despite being one of the most inspiring films of the year.

But none of this prepares Zia for his run-in with Mikal (Shannyn Sossamon, KISS KISS BANG BANG), another lost soul that they find hitchhiking along an empty road.

It was beautifully filmed to convey a sense of trapping boredom.

An empty road full of empty lives lay ahead.

To be honest I usually get bored with dramatic and romantic movies.

Sadly, the story develops really slowly and most of the dialogues are imo boring and also the characters are not not captivating.

It is just a painfully boring and meaningless journey, despite the serious/relevant premise, with no real point/destination and no fun ride getting there(wherever that is).

But it was an intriguing idea when it started.

The casting and location are very good and the movie itself enjoyable and engaging.

Another aspect of the film I liked was the idea that in the world set a part for the suicidal nothing happens if you want it too badly.

Also very much an engaging presence is Shannyn Sossamon, who comes in just at the right time in the film to prevent it from being a mopey slog.

The ending was as cliché as they come; very unfortunate seeing as this movie should have done everything it could have to ward clichés off.

I say 'banished' because this afterlife is an unreasonably gloomy, grey and grainy nowhere-place that is captured remarkably through a seemingly colourless lens that aptly emphasizes the mundane and depressing state.

Weird And Indie, But Enjoyable .

The films ability to make you laugh and care for the characters is stunning and the cast works wonderfully well together.

Overall this movie while entertaining seemed to operate on a low power level, never really accelerating into a deeply, involving, emotionally powerful connecting movie.

Zia offed himself because of intense sadness caused by his girlfriend Desiree.

He's working a boring kitchen job in Kamikazi Pizza.

The thing is that the world is just like ours, except even more grey and bland.

Patrick Fugit breathes a depression and confusion of whether he was happy or not in life with the role of Zia.

A slow indie examination of our motivations for living plus a love story .

I almost scrolled past it because I thought it was going to be another cheaply made, poorly produced waste of time (you wouldn't believe how much of that is on Amazon Prime!

Despite being a movie about suicide, there's an slight air of optimism throughout the character interactions and dialog that makes it all the more intriguing.

I often feel them to be, well, pretentious and tacky.

I didn't like the end(really for petty reasons), but up till that point it was one of most enjoyable things I had seen all year.

This sort of storyline, so far removed from the mundane, requires creativity more than anything to drive it.

Later we are introduced to 'miracles', which are just as boring and out of context as the rest of the material.

No one can smile, colors are bland, there are no stars, and if you drop something under the seat it literally disappears forever.

The cinematography is bland and boring, which one may argue is supposed to match the feel of the film.

He wakes up in the afterlife right where he was left, a crappy job, a boring life, and a rundown town.

What if he killed himself and went to another world, only a duller and even less worth living in?

The romantic aspect was not so bad, I rooted for them, but it felt somewhat lacking and got torpedoed by the contrived ending.

This is a creative treat that, while boasting of no discernible insight or idealist film-making ambitions, manages thoroughly entertaining – perhaps it is due to the aforementioned low-key approach that Wristcutters fares so well.

Too cool, too pretentious artsy, a shallow in disguise, my opinion.

An Unexpected Gem .

It's bland and it's boring and completely uncaptivating.

And predictable.

The ending sequences seemed somewhat unnecessarily confusing, detracting somewhat.

After he offed himself, he is transferred to the parallel world: A line which preface action both in the film and short story reveals a dreary and melancholic setting: ''Everything is the same here, it's just a little worse''.

The dialog is equally bland, and I offer the same argument I previously stated.

While some of the later reveals are a little predictable, the plot usually surprised me with a twist I never saw coming.

WristCutters is worth watching.

so boring and pretentious .

Interesting, original film that's also thoroughly enjoyable.

Despite its flaws and missed opportunities, Wristcutters is a sweet little indie flick that's worth watching.

As for Mikal, Shannyn Sossamon brings a beauty to an otherwise drab environment.

Wristcutters - a Love Story is at once touching, hilarious, thought-provoking and a hugely enjoyable ride.