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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
When their mother dies, Harbour (Adrian Rawlins) takes it upon himself to look after his suicidal brother, Wilbur (Jamie Sives). Years later, the brothers find themselves dealing with the sudden death of their father, from whom they inherit a bookstore. While working in the shop, they meet a hospital cleaning lady named Alice (Shirley Henderson) and her daughter, Mary (Lisa McKinlay). Harbour falls in love with Alice, and Wilbur's friendship with Mary gives him something to live for.

Cast: Jamie Sives , Adrian Rawlins , Shirley Henderson , Lisa McKinlay , Mads Mikkelsen , Julia Davis , Susan Vidler , Robert McIntosh

Director: Lone Scherfig

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: ThinkFilm

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)

Release Date: March 12th, 2004|1 hr. 46 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Played by likable newcomer Jamie Sives, who resembles Colin Farrell without the scowl, Wilbur grows on you the same way this offbeat movie does. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Full of life -- which is a very good thing to say about a story that turns on death -- wonderfully odd, and a gallery of perfect performances. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's the dynamic between the three leads, Rawlins, Sives and Henderson - and the young McKinlay, who's like a miniature Shirley Henderson - that is this oddball and bittersweet story's pulsing heart. show more

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