Depressed over his breakup with girlfriend Desiree (Leslie Bibb), Zia (Patrick Fugit) slits his wrists, only to find himself sent to a bleak corner of the afterlife reserved for those who kill themselves in Goran Dukic’s dark comic fantasy. When he learns that Desiree also commits suicide, he’s joined by a pair of fellow lost souls (Shannyn Sossamon and Shea Whigham) on a quest to find her and see if love and happiness can exist even in death.(Netflix)
I forgot how this movie was recommended to me something about quirky indies…well regardless of who actually did recommend this to me, they were right. Quite quirky haha. It was like the ultimate take on a road trip movie. I’m not even kidding. Overall, a very interesting premise. However, I wish the rules of the afterlife world were a little more defined. They explained a few rules (no smiling, no stars, it’s like here only worse) but it still left me with big questions. Where does this vast expansive purgatory end? Where are the boundaries? Why do they have to lead seemingly normal lives? What’s the point of having a job? Things like that. I will say, great acting performances were turned in by all (Fugit, Sossamon, Whigham, and Bibb) With a fun cameo by Will Arnett that was unexpected. My only other complaint was that it was slow. It took a long time to get where it was going, and although the ending had some fun twists and turns, it took awhile to get there, it either needed less time (and i was barely 90 min. to begin with) or more story. Something had to give.