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Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself

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Having survived a mini-decathlon of suicide attempts (from the freestyle overdose to the 100m freefall), sadsack Glaswegian Wilbur (Jamie Sives) decides to slip one last 10p into the gas meter of life. A blue flame of hope soon lights up when he falls in love with hospital worker Alice (Shirley Henderson), only to flicker out again when she marries his older brother Harbour (Adrian Rawlins).

From this sour lemon of gloom and despair, Danish director Lone Scherfig manages to squeeze a hearty glassful of soul-enriching life-juice. In short, those who fell for Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count On Me have just been given a second shoulder to cry on.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: June 1st 2004

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