Faith restored

Posted: 03/24/2004 in culture, films
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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself is an extraordinary film that has an old fashioned flavour with a twist of Capra.

It is set in Glasgow and is the tale of two brothers who are left to run their father’s run down second hand bookshop. Harbour is the sensible one and protective of his troubled, younger sibling Wilbur. As the title suggests Wilbur is bent on ending his life – unfortunately (or fortunately) he is incompetent. He grows more despondent with every failed attempt and more humiliated every time he returns to the suicide help group. Enter Alice, a single mother, who entwines herself in both their lives.

This is an exceptional black comedy – smart and ultimately a very satisfying experience.

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Comments
  1. jennifer c. says:

    Do you ever post your reviews online, perhaps at amazon.com or the like? You’re succinct, honest, and intelligent; you would rate highly in that usefulness scale that Amazon has.

  2. flaming zinc says:

    Oh if I knew the funky little symbol for blushing then I would do so but 🙂 will have to do instead! I should really review on amazon. com as it would be a good way for me to hone my skills and I spend enough time on that site any how…something to think about.

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