Wristcutters: A Love Story


Over this holiday weekend, Anne and I thought we’d act our age and go out at night for dinner and a movie (after weeks of nothing but work, cooking, eating, studying, and sleeping.) Our movie of choice tonight was Wristcutters: A Love Story. The concept behind this movie is that there’s a place where people who’ve committed suicide go to after they die. They end up in this mid-western looking town where there’s nothing but tumble weeds and dusty cars. The protagonist of the story finds himself looking for his ex-girlfriend who committed suicide shortly after he did. On his journey, he makes friends with a girl who is trying to find the “people in charge” because she thinks she might have killed herself by accident.

The whole movie was dark, yet light-hearted. I enjoyed every minute of it and didn’t mind spending $9 for it. Though it didn’t blow my mind, it was a very good comedy that made me ponder existentialist thought. The director does a good job by turning a typical love story into something that I haven’t seen before. A nice touch was the soundtrack which was eerliy appropriate and laugh-out-loud funny at times too. I really enjoyed this film and would recommend it to people who want to see a romantic comedy with a twist.

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