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The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1996)

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While Neal Cassady never gained fame as a writer, he was a pivotal figure among the Beat poets and novelists of the 1950s. A close friend of most of the seminal figures in the Beat movement, Cassady's free-wheeling, larger-than-life personality was a major influence on Jack Kerouac, who used him as the inspiration for the character Dean Moriarity in On the Road, and he was a founding member of Ken Kesey's post-Beat, pre-hippie "Merry Pranksters," driving their now-famous psychedelic bus (whose destination, then as now, was "Furthur"). The Last Time I Committed Suicide is loosely based on several incidents from Cassady's life, as well as an eight-page letter that he wrote to Kerouac about some complicated events in his love life. In the late 1940s, 20-year-old Cassady (Thomas Jane) was living in Denver and working the late shift at a tire factory when he became involved with Joan (Claire Forlani), a sad young woman with a suicidal bent, and befriended Harry (Keanu Reeves), a cheerful but past-his-prime alcoholic. Cassady also found himself the target of the affections of Cherry Mary (Gretchen Mol), a sexy 16-year-old whose mother, Mrs. Greenway (Christine Rose), doesn't much care for him; he also encountered Ben (Adrien Brody), a shy young poet whose interest in Cassady seemed to be more than just literary. Footage of the real Neal Cassady can be found in the documentary on the Beat Movement, The Source.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Stephen Kay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 13, 2005
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast

Tom Bower
as Captain
Gretchen Mol
as Cherry Mary
Lucinda Jenney
as Rosie Trickle
Pat McNamara
as Father Fletcher
Christie Rose
as Mrs. Greenway
Amy Smart
as Jeananne
Christine Rose
as Mrs. Greenaway
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Unbearably boring

October 28, 2005
Lawrence Journal-World

Audience Reviews for The Last Time I Committed Suicide

Let's make a movie about some jerk off guy who knew jack Kerouac, put in lots of 'film school' style shots and a few big names, and no one will notice that it sucks BIG TIME.

puffchunk
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

Booooooooooring!

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

I couldn't stay awake through the movie so I fast forwarded to the end and realized that nothing actually happened in this movie.

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