It may be rather morbid, but there are a slew of rather smart flicks about the dark world of suicide.
It may be rather morbid, but there are a slew of rather smart flicks about the dark world of suicide. Heathers, the quintessential mean-girl movie, and The Virgin Suicides, arguably Sofia Coppola's strongest film, are two such examples. And while Wristcutters: A Love Story, is not as deliciously evil as Heathers nor as visually lush as The Virgin Suicides, it does join the rank of intelligent movies about this depressing topic.
The film follows Zia, played by Patrick Fugit, best known for his starring role in Almost Famous, a young man so distraught over a failed relationship, he decides to kill himself in the opening scene. This is such an impactful way to begin the film, not unlike the powerful first scenes of Carrie or Y Tu Mamá También. From there, the film follows Zia as he is transported to an odd version of hell that he shares solely with other suicide victims. It's a hell that is almost identical to the life he just left, just slightly worse. He works at a pizza joint, appropriately named Kamikaze, and spends his days with an ex-Russian rocker named Eugene. Sound depressing? It is! The movie isn't all bleak, to find out why read more