Lisa Schwarzbaum
October 17, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Wristcutters: A Love Story

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
91 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/19/07
performer
Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Will Arnett
director
Goran Dukic
distributor
Autonomous
author
Goran Dukic
genre
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B+

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+

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