The story of a world were you can’t smile and all the inhabitants have committed suicide and Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon and Shea Whigham’s journey across country as they try to find Patrick Fugit’s girlfriend, who also committed suicide.
“So the premise of the film is very dark. But the film is so good. I knew barely anything about the film before watching it, so whether that added to the enjoyment, I don’t know.
The humor is incredibly dark, and I can see, if people don’t get charmed over by the film pretty quickly than they may not enjoy it. But I found it hilarious and I got more engrossed, engaged and entertained by this indie spirited road movie about death than I have in a long time, especially in comparison with recent Hollywood films.
That’s pretty much it. I was completely won over by this film. I didn’t expect to enjoy this film as much as I did. The suicide world that they inhabit is pretty much the real world so there’s all these other ‘magical’ elements, I think they are refereed too, Like this infinite black hole under the front seat of the car, changing the color of fish just by touching them, but it never seems too ridiculous or out of place. If you just take it as it is, it’s great.
The three leads are pretty perfect as well as the entire supporting cast including Nick Offerman, Will Arnett, Mark Boone Junior and Tom Waits who are all hilarious. And having not known anything about it before hand, seeing them pop up made it all that bit better. The arrival of Tom Waits, does really pick the film up as well. As the film, much like the characters themselves, doesn’t know which way it’s going. But there’s nothing wrong with heading East-ish, were this film is considered.
A truly great little movie.”
Not just one of the best black comedies I’ve seen in a while, but one of the best films I’ve seen in a while. A near perfect dark slightly moving comedy road movie.
Best Line in the Film: “Cause everybody knows guy in the back seat doesn’t have a cock” – Shea Whigham