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Wristcutters: A Love Story

Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 131 (May 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Shea Whigham, Leslie Bibb, Mikal P. Lazarev, Mark Boone Jr., Abraham Benrubi & John Hawkes

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include a feature commentary track by cast and crew, a making-of featurette (eight minutes), ten deleted scenes, a Director's storyboard, a photo gallery, and additional previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 22698
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language and disturbing content involving suicide
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/25/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Goran Dukic
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Depressed by his recent breakup with girlfriend Desiree (Bibb), Zia (Fugit) decides to end it all by slitting his wrists. What Zia soon discovers is that committing suicide doesn't end his pain at all, but instead relegates all the Wristcutters and other suicide victims to a rather run-down and joyless afterlife, where everyone is searching for the happiness that eluded them in life. When Zia finds out that Desiree has too committed suicide, he goes on a road trip with his newfound Russian rocker friend Eugene (Whigham), to find her. A Love Story soon develops when Zia meets beautiful hitchhiker Mikal (Sossamon), who believes she is in the shabby purgatory by mistake. Based on the novella by Etgar Keret. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a somewhat soft image, as fine details are not as well resolved as they could be. The cold, dreary setting of the film is supported by the cold, dreary color scheme. The

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