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An odd-but-gifted poet, Evan Merck (Wes Bentley, American Beauty) makes his living writing suicide notes for the soon-to-be departed. So when he meets Charlotte (Winona Ryder, Girl, Interrupted), the free-spirited sister of his latest client, Evan has no choice but to lie about his relationship to her late, lamented brother. Curiously attracted by his evasive charms, a smitten Charlotte begins her pursuit, forcing Evan to juggle an amorous new girlfriend, a sarcastic new client (Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond) and an ever-increasing mountain of lies in this dark romantic comedy about a quirky young man who can't tell write from wrong.
I won't repeat the basic premise that others have shared, instead I'll add a couple aspects I haven't seen others mention yet: First of all -- I noted a bit of a nod to the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mac, the Library Lion
Good movie, I liked it. It was well written and acted, a lot of people have issues I guess, some more than others. Kind of a surprise ending in a way, not a bad way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jackie L. Adams
I received my dvd quickly in the mail & I bought it for under $3, so it was a great price. However I have NOT ahad time to watch it yet. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pixie
First of all I want to say that movie I liked enough but should also add that it is not a movie for everyone.
The main character is not the typical protagonist. Read more
Everyone does a great job in this movie, and the movie itself avoids the usual formulas without seeming to try too hard to do so.Published 21 months ago by bitshifter
Evan (Wes Bentley), an apparently unemotional introvert who appears to lack any feelings, makes his living writing suicide notes. Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Doug Erlandson
Winona Ryder is great in this film, as is Wes Bentley. What really caught me was the way downtown LA is the backdrop for the story along with a couple of other interesting LA... Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by JackMetal
Lovely Winona Ryder excellent as ever! I recommend this DVD to everyone! Great movie, great cast, script and the direction!Published on December 18, 2012 by Simidzija Natasa
I'm not sure how to review this film simply because part of what makes it work is all the things you imagine are going to happen. Then they either do or they don't. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Mark Showalter