Archie's Final Project (2011)

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gabriel Sunday, Eric J. Adams, David Lee Miller, Jordan J. Miller
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Independent Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Archie Williams

as Sierra

as Jesse Gabriel Vargas

as Dr. Gafur Chandrasak...

as Charlotte Silver

as Gretchen Williams

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Critic Reviews for Archie's Final Project

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Parts neatly capture teenage angst and parts have a sharp documentary flavor.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
New York Times
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Introduces one more gratingly solipsistic, absurdly precocious movie adolescent to test our boundaries for empathy.

Full Review… | September 22, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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Full Review… | January 7, 2012
New York Times
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Sporadically intriguing yet mostly unwatchable...

Full Review… | April 22, 2010
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After the two leads begin to do the dance of death around their real problems, the film slows down and takes the time to attack the issues at hand from multiple angles.

Full Review… | April 10, 2009
ComingSoon.net

Audience Reviews for Archie's Final Project

½

Archie's Final Project is one of the more realistic films that looks at suicide I've seen, that will turn some people away and it's not a film for everyone, I'm sure some would hate it but they shouldn't. Archie who is played by a solid Gabriel Sunday is an average high schooler, while not overly picked on or depressed he is just lost, has no close friends and is sick of all the bullshit. One day he declares for a class project that he is going to film himself committing suicide. With the cops arrival to take him away for a psychiatric evaluation, the whole school notices him, including his dream girl since freshman year, Sierra Silver (the beautiful Brooke Nevin). Sierra who hides behind a smile of massacre turns out to be more of a kindred spirit than he would have ever guessed. While a hyperactive film full of Archie's handheld camera work, rotoscope animation, and his impressions from the films he loves (including a descent Christopher Walken from Deer Hunter), Final Project captures a realistic glimps of a lost teenager who most decide to stay alive and dream his dreams or go through with his project and encounter the last time he will ever go to sleep. Grade: B.

Between a 5/10 and 6/10, the premise sounds promising but its execution (no pun intended) is grating.

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