The Darwin Awards Reviews
Although I liked many of the reenacted stories from the book, the rest of the plot, which dealt with out lead characters, was mostly dull and boring. Actually, I find that whole portion of the plot useless.
Instead, the book and the numerous cases within it, could have easily been made into an anthology movie, made up of small portions related to an individual case, with different directors, and still incorporating the various cameos which were present in this movie.
Apart from seeing the always lovely Winona Ryder, and a few cases from the book, I wasn't satisfied much with this film. Though it is very mediocre, I recommend it to anyone who isn't familiar with the book, or it's website. Maybe this film would introduce a lot of people to the morbidly hilarious world of stupid accidents and strange deaths.
"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)
Not a movie that stands sufficiently out to make it to moviehistory, but a sweet movie nonetheless with an acting, storyline and storytelling method that effectuates the idea behind the movie a 100% perfect. When it doesn't get more stars it's because the idea behind the movie will never be able to suffice for more than as a sweet cozy evening.