The Darwin Awards Reviews
Director: Finn Taylor
Summary: When his tendency to faint at the sight of blood becomes a liability, detective Michael Burrows (Joseph Fiennes) finds himself out of a job. Fortunately, the perceptive profiler has no trouble peddling his skills to an insurance company. Teaming up with field agent Siri Taylor (Winona Ryder), Michael attempts to identify people who might accidentally kill themselves out of sheer stupidity.
My Thoughts: "It''s a very funny quirky film. It's full of odd character's, especially the lead played hilariously by Joseph Fiennes. Winona Ryder is great in this as well. I miss her in films. The movie actually has a very big cast with a variety of actor's. You are shown how doing some pretty dumb thing's can so easily end your life. Though I think the shower scene is the funniest part in the film for me. The film is much better then what the summary describes it to be. It was a great surprise at how much I enjoyed the film and how much I laughed. Great movie for a slow day or night."
Joseph Fiennes tries to portray an Phobic detective (ala Adrian Monk) and fails and Winona Ryder tries to portray a hardened insurance investigator or something and fails.
The movie requires the audience has bought in and attempt to play off this as a base, but without the initial buy-in its a good-concept that turns out as nothing but a mess.
"Manipulator, interferer, why don't you just sell out and move to Hollywood right now!"-Michael Burrows (Joseph Fiennes)
Loads of cameos and bit parts of people you'll recognize. I liked how director Taylor played off of Metallica's singer, James Hetfield's burn accident.
"You are one of those sorry ass Darwin cases."-Siri Tyler (Winona Ryder)