March 21, 2009

My Suicide

An American independent film titled "My Suicide" debuted at the Berlin Film festival in February.

Synopsis (taken from IMDb):

"Archie Williams (Gabriel Sunday) is a 17-year old media geek who has suddenly found himself the most talked-about kid in school. He has announced that he's going to kill himself- on camera- for a class project. His classmates, parents, Sierra- the most beautiful girl in school (Brooke Nevin), and a "Shady Bunch" of shrinks, doctors, pill-pushers, and counselors descend on Archie. Some are hoping to save him, some want to imitate him, others try to push him over the brink. Archie films every moment of his high school experience, hiding nothing from his audience: realities of life, death, violence, sex, drugs, and the intense media overload and hypocrisy that bombard all teenagers."

So far, it's received mostly good reviews.


So, what do you think? Would you go see this film? Do you think it would accurately depict depression and other mental health issues? What about the tagline: "A Self-Inflicted Comedy"?


  1. It doesn't even sound like something I'd want to see. It seems the way he went about it isn't anything like how someone who wants to die would ask for help. I haven't seen the movie but I'm not sure anyone would film their suicidal thoughts for everyone in their class to see. This seems wrong.

    Austin of Sundrip

  2. It has happened. Not for class project, but nonetheless publically.

    If someone sincerely wants to die, why should s/he ask for help? Help might impede the plans.

    Thanks for stopping by.