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Kill Me Later (2001)

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A woman finds love when all she wanted was a quick and painless death in this dark comedy-drama. Shawn (Selma Blair) is a deeply depressed young woman who is unhappy with her job as a bank teller and is frustrated with her romantic relationship with her boss (D.W. Moffett), who happens to be married. Deciding there's no reason to go on, Shawn climbs to the roof of the bank and steels her nerve to leap to her death. But before she can jump, a novice bank robber named Charlie (Max Beesley) stages a hold-up at the bank, taking Shawn hostage in the process. Charlie and Shawn are soon trapped in the bank, and Charlie asks Shawn to help him escape; she agrees, but only under the condition that he kill her later. He agrees, but after they make their getaway, Charlie finds himself increasingly attracted to Shawn and isn't so sure he wants to see her dead, while Shawn is similarly intrigued with Charlie and decides to join him in his life of crime. Kill Me Later received its premiere at the 2001 Santa Barbara Film Festival.
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R (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Selma Blair
as Shawn Holloway
Max Beesley
as Charlie Anders
O'Neal Compton
as McGinley
D.W. Moffett
as Richmond
Tom Heaton
as Jason
Alex Zahara
as Off. Larry
Keegan Tracy
as Heather
Pam Hyatt
as Lucy
Stacy Fair
as Elizabeth
Marcel Maillard
as Lyle Holloway
Keith Gordey
as Elevator Cop
Dana Lustig
as Suzan Holloway
Jillian Fargey
as Bank Customer
Roger Haskett
as Bank Customer
Bethoe Shirkoff
as Mrs. Sabatini
Juan Gonez
as Mariachi No. 1
Octavio Carillo
as Mariachi No. 2
Mario Valdez
as Mariachi No. 3
Chris Wild
as City Park Policeman
Jeff Seymour
as Officer in Charge
Robert Marshall
as Draftsman
RABBIT
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Kill Me Later

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

By the end of it, you'll wish you had just stayed home and watched Total Request Live.

Full Review… | September 19, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Badly employing all kinds of tricks ... [Lustig] ultimately overpowers her actors and does in her own film.

September 17, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

An edgy, energetic romantic thriller.

Full Review… | September 14, 2001
Variety
Top Critic

Happily the filmmakers here are more interested in its people and their lives than in the chase that follows.

Full Review… | September 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The kind of quirky film the movie world could use more of in these days of cookie-cutter studio pictures.

September 14, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The performances in several smaller roles are so mechanical that they lend Kill Me Later the tone of a vanity production.

September 13, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Kill Me Later

Looked interesting, so I thought I'd check it out. Surprisingly better and more intelligent than I had expected from the synopsis. A strong 90's feel, although filmed in 2001 (the FX are dated) and decent soundtrack. Strong acting and a solid script keeps it interesting, especially once Charlie and Shawn meet up. Overall an average movie that will keep you entertained and interested until the predictable finally. Recommend.

Chuck S.
Chuck S.
½

This movie was really entertaining to watch. Selma Blair was great as a woman drowning in depression and hopelessness. The sense of overwhelming blackness that surrounds the character is very believable. Max Beesley was perfectly charming as the bumbling robber. This movie was not intended to be academy award caliber, just to make you smile and share in a romantic fantasy

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

i love this movie. i thought it was kind of full of suspense like you never knew when he was going to kill her and it is an amazing love story

Deborah Bodiford
Deborah Bodiford

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