The Last Time I Committed Suicide

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"Life is what happens when you're busy making plans"
  • R
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.5  (2,425)

The Last Time I Committed Suicide, released in 1997, is a drama film directed and written by Stephen T. Kay. The movie is based on a real-life story of a popular beat generation writer, Neal Cassady who was known for his free-spirited lifestyle, intellectual pursuits, and love for adventure. The story is set in the 1940s, and it revolves around the life of a young and struggling writer, Neal Cassady (played by Thomas Jane). Neal is an aspiring writer who is trying hard to find his voice and purpose in life. He is a charismatic and charming person, who always has an easy smile on his face and can make anyone feel at ease with his wit and humor. However, beneath the charming exterior, Neal is a deeply troubled soul, who is haunted by his past and restless with his present life.

During this tumultuous period, Neal finds himself trapped in a dead-end job and an unhappy relationship. He is struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, and his desire to explore his sexuality is often met with disdain and disgust by his conservative family and society. Neal finds solace and inspiration in the company of his close friends, especially Harry (played by Keanu Reeves), who is his best friend and confidant. Harry is a jazz musician who shares Neal's love for adventure and is always ready to provide him with constant support and guidance.

However, as the story unfolds, Neal's life spirals out of control, and he finds himself sinking deeper into depression and despair. All his relationships fall apart, and he is left feeling alone and isolated. In a moment of intense pain and despair, Neal decides to commit suicide. The rest of the story revolves around the events that led him to this decision and the aftermath of the suicide attempt.

The Last Time I Committed Suicide is a beautiful and haunting film that captures the essence of the Beat Generation's struggle for artistic expression and rebellion against the traditional societal norms. The film explores various themes like sexual identity, generational conflict, the loss of innocence and the search for meaning in life.

Thomas Jane's portrayal of Neal Cassady is exceptional, and he brings a sense of vulnerability and honesty to the character. Keanu Reeves's portrayal of Harry is equally impressive, and he brings a sense of calm and stability to the otherwise chaotic life of Neal. Adrien Brody's performance, although short, is memorable and powerful.

The film's cinematography is another highlight, and the director has used a mix of black and white and color to capture the mood and the period of the film. The jazz soundtrack adds a sense of authenticity and brings alive the urban landscape of the 1940s.

Overall, The Last Time I Committed Suicide is a compelling and poignant film that explores the complexities of the human condition. It is a film that will leave the audience contemplative and reflective about life, love, loss, and the pursuit of happiness.

The Last Time I Committed Suicide is a 1997 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (2,425)