Wristcutters: A Love Story

( 15 )

Overview

Relegated to a forlorn afterlife of unsmiling lost souls and melancholy drifters as a result of committing suicide in the mortal realm, a heartbroken young man sets out to find the girl who inspired his final act of self-destruction after learning that she too has taken her own life in director Goran Dukic's adaptation of Etgar Keret's darkly comic novella Kneller's Happy Campers. A likeable young man despite his depressive disposition, Zia Patrick Fugit puts blade to wrist only to find that the pain of life ...
See more details below
DVD (Wide Screen)
$13.68
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$14.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (14) from $3.99   
  • New (12) from $3.99   
  • Used (2) from $13.94   

Overview

Relegated to a forlorn afterlife of unsmiling lost souls and melancholy drifters as a result of committing suicide in the mortal realm, a heartbroken young man sets out to find the girl who inspired his final act of self-destruction after learning that she too has taken her own life in director Goran Dukic's adaptation of Etgar Keret's darkly comic novella Kneller's Happy Campers. A likeable young man despite his depressive disposition, Zia Patrick Fugit puts blade to wrist only to find that the pain of life doesn't end with the coming of death. Now trapped in a bleak metaphysical landscape populated entirely by suicide victims blearily searching for the joys that eluded them in the physical realm, Zia soon learns that the love is one of the latest arrivals in the dreary land of the dead. As Zia sets out to locate his ill-fated former companion and experience the joys that eluded the couple in life, he is joined in his quest by a lovelorn Russian rocker named Eugene Shea Wigham and an accidental tourist named Mikal Shannyn Sossamon, who's looking for a way out of the sorrowful stir.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with director Goran Dukic, actors Patrick Fugit and Mikal Portnoi Lazarev, and producer Tatiana Kelly; Making the final cut: The Wristcutters journey; Deleted scenes; Director's storyboard look-in; Patrick's on-set photo gallery
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
For viewers inclined to let a movie's title dictate their interest, Wristcutters: A Love Story will be quite the surprise -- if, that is, they make it past the title to an actual viewing. Yes, it's about suicide victims trapped in a purgatory where they literally can't smile. But it's also whimsical, upbeat, and life-affirming, and the title -- a change from both the graphic novel Kamikaze Pizza and short story Kneller's Happy Campers -- perfectly encapsulates the movie's unusual duality. Its world view is plenty acerbic, but the film is also sweet enough to attract fans who'd normally give suicide movies a wide berth. In the world of Wristcutters, a person's decision to "off" is not punished by any ordinary Christian idea of Hell; rather, he or she is suddenly plunged into a shabby facsimile of the regular world, where everything is just a little dingier and a lot less populated. It's not actually such a terrible place to spend eternity, especially since their former hopelessness has transformed into something hovering between resignation and indifference. As a bonus, this land is touched with the occasion minor miracle as well. Debut writer-director Goran Dukic seems to have an innate sense how to make these characters believably suicidal, but also grudgingly likable, as they compare stories, make wry observations, and still bear some evidence of their fatal self-inflected wounds. The film is also an excellent showcase for its amiable leads, Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, and Shea Whigham -- the last of whom plays a musician modeled after Eugene Hutz, lead singer of Gogol Bordello, the gypsy punk band whose music provides this film's perfect soundtrack. Dukic's mission doesn't seem to be anything so magnanimous as preventing people from killing themselves, but Wristcutters: A Love Story is so pleasing that it might just do that anyway.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • UPC: 031398226987
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,724

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Fugit Zia
Shannyn Sossamon Mikal
Shea Whigham Eugene
Tom Waits Kneller
John Hawkes Yan
Will Arnett Messiah
Leslie Bibb Desiree
Mikal P. Lazarev Nanuk
Mark Boone Jr. Mike
Anthony Azizi Hassan
Jake Busey
Abraham Benrubi Erik
Mary Pat Gleason Eugene's Mother
Nick Offerman Cop
Julie Carmen
Sarah Roemer Rachel
Clayne Crawford Jim
Azura Skye Tanya
Technical Credits
Goran Dukic Director, Screenwriter
Jonathan Alberts Editor
Lee Ascher Sound/Sound Designer
Carla Biggert Costumes/Costume Designer
Vanja Cernjul Cinematographer
Chris Coen Producer
Sam Epstein Asst. Director
Bobby Johnston Score Composer
Tatiana Kelly Producer
Mikal P. Lazarev Producer
Shannon Makhanian Casting
Irwin Miller Asst. Director
Erica Nicotra Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Schwartz Executive Producer
Linda Sena Associate Producer, Production Designer
Adam Sherman Producer
Sherri Simmons Makeup Special Effects
Robin Urdang Musical Direction/Supervision
Chapin Wilson Co-producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wristcutters: A Love Story
1. Arrival [6:49]
2. Stories [10:29]
3. First Beer [12:34]
4. P.I.C. [4:41]
5. Eavesdrop [9:34]
6. Desiree [8:46]
7. T-Bone [8:07]
8. Beach [5:13]
9. King [9:50]
10. Sent Back [5:00]
11. High Places [3:40]
12. End Credits [3:11]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Wristcutters: A Love Story
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         English 2.0 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Director Goran Dukic, Actors Patrik Fugit and Mikal P. Lazarev and Producer Tatian Kelly
      Making the Final Cut: The Wristcutters Journey
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Early Ugly
         What Makes You Happy?
         Lonely Donut
         Hassan the Taxi Driver
         Women With Tails
         Kneller Hypnotizes a Chicken
         How Mikal Overdosed
         Zia in Taxi
         Nanuk's Family
         Mini-Golf
      Director's Storyboard Look-in
      Parick Fugit's On-Set Photos
      Also From Lionsgate
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 15 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(6)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Among the best movies of the 2000s!

    As a teenage male, I am not savvy to many love stories. But once in a while, there's one that just comes at you with... well, in this case a razor blade. I loved this movie. It was funny, and a little sad at the same time. I love Tom Waits, so Knellers role was pretty awesome but Eugene was my favorite character, being that Gogol Bordello is one of my favorite bands. Speaking of which, I'm going to see Gogol Bordello soon, Sept. the 29th to be exact. I gave it a 4 because it wasn't outstanding, like No Country for Old Men, or Atonement. It had a good script, excellent plot line, and well developed characters. And thank god for that ending, I wanted Zia to be happy in the end. I will definitely recommend this and will end up buying it soon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a complete suprise

    I remember seeing billboards advertising this movie months ago. I would drive past them and think to myself: what sort of bazaar crap is this "wrist cutters" thing? Well some weeks later I browsing some illicit websites looking for a new and exciting film to watch (completed depressed by the fact that I felt like I could tell you the plot of any new film just from the movie poster) and I happened upon a link to this movie... After watching the film I realized that I couldn't have more wrong about this film Wristcutters surprised and delighted me. It has inventive concepts, great characters, and smart humor. (plus Tom Waits cast perfectly) After seeing it the only question I had was: When can I buy this on DVD?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best of 2007

    This was probably my favorite movie of the lousy 2007 season. A world populated with suicides is just like ours, only slightly worse. All the floors are dirty, all the clothes wrinkled. All jobs suck and no one can physically smile. It's a roadtrip movie complete with happy ending!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    freaking awesome

    never seen anything like it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews