"Wilbur just won't stop killing himself! His brother Harbour is at the end of his rope. Hoping a girlfriend might inspire Wilbur to live, Harbour turns to the prospects at hand: an ear-locking hospital orderly, a randy suicide counselor and a beguiling single mom who saves him from a noose. In this dark comedy, the relentless pursuit of suicide leads to an unlikely love"--Container.
MPAA rating: R; for language and some disturbing images.
Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinlay, Mads Mikkelsen, Julia Davis, Susan Vidle.
Directed by Lone Scherfig; produced by Sisse Graum Olsen; written by Lone Scherfig & Anders Thomas Jensen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Special features: director, Lone Scherfig's biography; theatrical trailer.
U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Film Discovery Jury Award: Best Screenplay, 2004.
Hamptons International Fimls Festival Audience Award, 2004.
Consensus: Despite its morbid subject matter, Wilbur is a charming and often funny film.
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