Wristcutters: A Love Story (2008) Banished to purgatory after offing himself, heartbroken Zia (Fugit) wakes up to a surreal, color-bleached limbo where suicides like Mikal (Sossamon's fiery rebel hanger-on) convene…
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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2008)

Details Release Date: Mar 25, 2008; DVD Release Date: Mar 25, 2008; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Patrick Fugit and Shannyn Sossamon; Distributor: Autonomous

Banished to purgatory after offing himself, heartbroken Zia (Fugit) wakes up to a surreal, color-bleached limbo where suicides like Mikal (Sossamon's fiery rebel hanger-on) convene and socialize. Wristcutters' somber premise flourishes into morbid comedy when Zia searches for his just-arrived girlfriend — the woman who drove him to end it all. His road trip yields the kind of wisdom — ''I miss everything, even the things I hated,'' says Mikal — that can only be gleaned in the afterlife. EXTRAS Commentaries, a making-of, and gratuitous storyboard doodlings. B

Originally posted Mar 21, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints