Saturday, November 03, 2007

Movie of the Moment = Wristcutters: A Love Story

This evening we are laying low. Early in the day, we both had to work and then run some errands. So by the time mid-afternoon rolled around, we decided to reward ourselves for being productive by hitting up the Cedar Lee and seeing Wrist Cutters: A Love Story. It was an extremely enjoyable dark comedy about the place where lost souls go when you commit suicide. The characters form of punishment for killing themselves is to exist in an afterlife where everything is bleak and everyone is miserable. It had a great cast with Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sassamon, Tom Waits and John Hawkes (the guy from me and you and everyone we know). The movie also featured several songs by Gogol Bordello and one of the characters in the movie who's name was Eugene was partly based on the lead singer of Gogol Bordello, Eugue Hutz, who is a friend of the director, Goran Dukic. Neither of us had ever been fans of Gogol Bordello but thanks to this movie that has changed.

Here is a sampling of the film's music:

[Mp3] Gogol Bordello - Through The Roof 'n' Underground

[Mp3] Tom Waits - Flower's Grave

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