Archie’s Final Project (2009)
Directed by David Lee Miller. Starring Gabriel Sunday, Brooke Nevin and David Carradine. This film has not been rated in the United States. This movie contains sexual content, adult language, adult situations, violence and death.
This brilliant “can a movie safe a life” movie is about a young man named Archie that announces his plans to kill himself on film for a school video project. Archie is depressed and very obviously ready to take his own life. His announcement of his plan to kill himself attracts a great deal of attention, both good and bad. Some people really fear for his safety and other just think this is a cry for attention (not help). His plan attracts the attention of a beautiful young girl named Sierra, who Archie has drooled over since the day he first saw her. Sierra is the seemingly perfect girl to everyone around her and is the definition of perfect to Archie. Sadly, she may be the only person that doesn’t see how beautiful she actually is. Will Sierra chance Archie’s mind? Will things work out in the end?
Oh boy, this movie is exactly NOT what I expected. Going into the movie I knew that it was based around the idea that tis kid was going to film himself dying at his own hand but I did not expect it to be shot from his perspective like another movie I reviewed (Zero Day). Generally I don’t enjoy movies shot from the main character’s point of view but this (along with Zero Day) is an exception. This movie needed to be shot this way to really convey Archie’s thoughts and feelings. This movie is far too emotional to have been shot any other way. Although some parts of this movie were fairly predictable, it did throw in some unexpected twists and turns. I really enjoyed watching this movie and I believe this movie should be watched by anyone that has had feelings of suicide or harming themselves. This movie is a must watch for me.
★★★★✪ 4.5/5 Stars: Watch! (especially if you’re in for a good cry)
(This movie contains scenes involving self harm, suicide, drug use, sexual abuse and violence. I would not suggest watching this movie if any of these situations may be triggers to you. Please watch at your own risk. You’re the only one that knows what you can handle.)