Flick In A Limerick

A suicidal pact amongst two friends
Believe first in their lives they must make amends
Doing things their way
On their final day
Before their time unfortunately ends

Shot Caller – Jerrod Carmichael

Role Play (Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abott, Tiffany Haddish, JB Smoove, Henry Wrinkler)

Nose Candy

“What is so important about keeping people alive anyway?”

“As a kid they tell you never quit. Quitting is amazing there is no better feeling then not doing what you fucking hate anymore.”

“Not waking up tomorrow is the most beautiful feeling I have had in a long time.”

“If it’s our last day alive we may as well try to do some good.”

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to discover that prisoner was you.”

Style Points

+Close up shots
+Psychiatric ward track shot scene
+Gas Station
+Dad visit

Money Shot

Police Stand-off

The Big Finish

As May is mental health awareness month as well as some unfortunate news stories as of late, suicide has been an abundant topic in my everyday life. On the Count of Three attempts to discuss the issue on a lighter side but for me this was an uncomfortably hilarious mess as suicide should never be joked about in my opinion. Which is hypocritical to say because there are funny moments here where I did laugh. Carmichael who starred as well as made his directorial debut here did an ok job with the camerawork but with a topic this heavy I would have liked to seen the tone be more serious in certain situations. There were multiple scenes in this movie I did not ultimately agree with such as the drunk driving scene. As well as the climax shot where mental illness and murder are discussed. I think this film really fails to tackle the psyche one is going through before they decide to take their own life. The movie attempts to come together at the end where Carmichael’s character wanted to be there for his daughter as he did not have his own father in his life breaking a generational traumatic curse. By then however I don’t think the overall message that this movie wanted to convey came across at all. 800-273-8255.

– CH

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