Wristcutters: A Love Story Review

An interesting and unique independent film.

An interesting and unique independent but in a slightly similar vein as the films, “What Dreams May Come” and “Defending Your Life”. Based on the book called ‘Kneller’s Happy Campers’ by Etgar Keret.

Shannyn Sossamon, who was in the film, “The Rules of Attraction” written by Brett Easton Ellis, and a more recent film called “Catacombs”, is the character of Mikal. She ends up going on a roadtrip after she meets the main film’s character called Zia, played by Patrick Fugit, who works at a pizza parlor, ironically called ‘Kamikazi’.

The film’s music score is beautiful but there is also music in the film by such bands as Joy Division and Christian Death. Tom Waits actually has a supporting role in the film. A bunch of cassette tapes can be seen. Something that has become obsolete, and hard to find.

Mikal thinks that there had been a mistake in why she was in this purgatory type world. She sets out to find people who are called “P.I.C.”, also known as the People in Charge. Zia is looking for his ex-girlfriend. Everybody will end up finding this person called “The Messiah”, who is supposed to try to perform a miracle a second time but it ends up getting raided by the People in Charge. Several people are grabbed, including Mikal. She yells for Zia to wait. He does but she never shows up.

With loads of cameos, and some cool visual things, this film can leave you fulfilled or disappointed. There are some parts of it that can be boring, and there are some things that are not explained.

Tread lightly, for “Wristcutters: A Love Story” is not a film for the weak. Love, Loss, Suicide. This just you leaves you thinking and wondering: Is that the end?


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