The afterlife for those who refer to themselves as ”offed” is a washed-out, dusty road to a SoCal nowhere in Wristcutters: A Love Story, a singular absurdist lark. But the residents are irresistibly hip, beginning with Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) as the title suicide, and not limited to Tom Waits as the crackpot leader of a utopian community — utopian at least by suicide standards. The whole film is cracked, but in a stylish, downtown way. And there’s a tonic appearance by Arrested Development’s Will Arnett as…a (or is it the?) messiah. Heaven. B+
Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Will Arnett; Director: Goran Dukic; Author: Goran Dukic; Release Date Limited: 10/19/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 91; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Autonomous
Posted October 17 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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