Sunday, November 04, 2007

Witz Pickz: Wristcutters: A Love Story -- NOW PLAYING!

FINALLY! I know I've talked about it a lot, but the movie I saw two+ years ago, Wristcutters: A Love Story is FIIIIINALLY out in theaters EVERYWHERE. They couldn't get distribution, won tons of festival awards, got distribution, was released only in NYC on October 19th despite my announcement that it was released nationwide (as I'd been told), but NOW, as of November 2nd, it is officially in theaters nationwide.

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Wristcutters: A Love Story -- Starring Patrick Fugit, Shannon Sossamon, Shea Wigham, Tom Waits, Will Arnett, John Hawkes. Directed by Goran Dukic. Music including Serge Gainsbourg, Gogol Bordello, and more. Runtime: 88 minutes

Patrick Fugit, Shea Wigham, and Shannyn Sossamon star in this morbid dramatic-pseudo-romantic-comedy based on the short story, "Kneller's Happy Campers" by Etgar Keret, Zia (Fugit) commits suicide after his girlfriend Mikal (Sossamon) breaks up with him. He then ends up in the land of the suicides, forced to "live" in the strange realm and all of its unique rules, still pining after Mikal and meeting strange and interesting "people" along the way. With great acting, cinematography, and soundtrack, you have to pay the 10 bucks to go see this in theatres, if only because of how hard everyone involved worked to get it into theatres. I'll open up some time for you: Gone Baby Gone will be just as good on your DVD player and Into The Wild probably isn't playing near you anymore. Bee Movie is gonna make you feel lame when you buy tickets, and you're probably a bad person (who needs bad movies) if you go to Saw IV. Wouldn't you rather watch Saw IV at home where you have a better chance of getting laid during a "scared" moment with a special person/cheap date? American Gangster will probably be good though...and I also wanna see Lars and the Real Girl...but if you see Wristcutters: A Love Story, you will get to a) be hip and cool b) say that you saw Wristcutters out loud and without regret in public and c) make me happy and be able to talk to me about it.

I realize I've hyped this thing to the extreme over the last ton of months, and it might not end up living up to that hype, so just know this-- it's not the best movie ever, but it's a terrific indie flick that won a lot of awards, has a great sense of humor, not the best ending ever, but is the epitome of what indie films must go through to succeed.


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