Created by FinnTaylor
Don't get too excited.
This flick, starring Winona Ryder, every fan boy's favourite shoplifter, as SIRI TYLER, as an insurance investigator and Joseph Fiennes as a forensic specialist looking into a suspiciously bizarre death, bounced around for a while and then vanished.
Supposedly it's a romantic comedy. On the other hand, it's also been billed as very black, a sort of "noir comedy."
As far as I know, no official release date was ever confirmed, though supposedly it did screen at Sundance, and then suddenly it was available on DVD. Does that make it "almost-straight-to-video"?
The title, of course, comes from the Darwin Awards, an Internet honor given to people who die or maim themselves in ridiculous (ie: stupid) ways.
- DARWIN AWARDS....Buy this DVD
(2005, 3 Ring Circus Films)
Written and directed by Finn Taylor
Starring Winona Ryder as SIRI TYLER
and Joseph Fiennes as Michael Burrows
Also starring Juliette Lewis, David Arquette, Dalila Ali Rajah, Mickey Breitenstein, Ty Burrell, Jason Foster, Judah Friedlander, Tim Halpin, Brad Hunt, Darlene Hunt, Tim Blake Nelson, Chris Penn and Metallica.
- The Original Darwin Awards Web Site
"The Darwin Awards are given to the individual(s) who remove themselves from the gene pool in the most spectacular and usually hilarious manner. However there is an exception to the requirement to die. If the individual does not die, however does render him or herself incapable of reproducing they are still eligible for the honor."
"The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally kill themselves in really stupid ways."
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
| Home | Detectives A-L M-Z | Film | Radio | Television | Web Comics | Comics | FAQs |
| Trivia | Authors | Hall of Fame | Mystery Links | Bibliography | Glossary | Search |
| This Just In... | Word on the Street | Non-Fiction | Fiction | Staff | The P.I. Poll |
Got a comment on this site? Drop me a line, and we'll talk.
"And I'll tell you right out that I'm a man who likes talking to a man that likes to talk."