Daily Archives: December 4, 2011

Day 3: Wristcutters: A Love Story

Wristcutters: A Love Story w/ Shannyon Sossamon, Patrick Fugit & Shea Whigham

It’s nice to see some of my friends so encouraging of this project. Some started lists for me, some just started yelling recommendations. I’ve got lots of both good and bad films to see.

Wristcutters: A Love Story is about a dude who commits suicide and finds himself in a shittier place and disposition than he thought he was when he was alive. Interestingly enough, the movie doesn’t really explain why Zia, played by Patrick Fugit, was unsatisfied with his life to begin with. He seemed to really appreciate his former life once he started missing his girlfriend, Desiree. The movie itself is quirky. The road trip across deadland, or Kamikaze, is about openly searching for love in the afterlife. The backdrop definitely doesn’t make the afterlife that appealing but provides an awesome soundtrack by Gogol Bordello. Sossamon’s character is often defying laws, both alive and dead. She just wants to be happy in a forsaken sad place. You can’t help but like her free-spirited character, because well everything else is dull. So, the point of the movie is to really appreciate life currently, versus, well dead.

Interestingly enough, Zia isn’t enamored with Mikal’s character. They’re both playing, “I’m not attracted to you, but you’re attractive” roles. Zia’s isn’t the¬†quintessenial “love in love” character. He literally is lost, trying to find his love, Desiree.

Another thing, they keep saying how they “off-ed” themselves. It keeps making me think they’re rubbing one out. Gross.

Doesn’t that suck when you have a type of expectation and you’re taking all the steps to make it happen. Then, once you get there, it’s exactly the opposite. You can’t even be mad, you’re just…there. These type of indie rom-coms always make me feel better, just because it doesn’t end so happily. Obviously isn’t real, so it’s a win-win situation. Apparently, love does suck after you’re dead.

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