Steve Chong Finds Out That Suicide Is a Bad IdeaHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Steve Chong is a failure. Every time he screws up he writes it down on a note card and pins it up on his wall. It's not long before his failures run floor to ceiling. The final card is placed when he gets fired by his own cousin and ruins his best and last chance with his dream girl from work by turning down her offer to cheer him up with a wild weekend out at a remote lake house. As he covers the last bare patch on his entire wall of failure, he realizes that his life is over and it is time to die. But first, he calls up his three estranged friends and invites them out to his family's lake house for one final weekend of relaxation and intoxication. John is wrestling with the idea that he'll have to shave off his infamous beard in order to get a job, Tom is busy juggling all the women in his life, and Chris is struggling to get over the girl that Tom stole away from him long ago. Despite their differences, the four friends head out to the lake-house and go on a drinking rampage. Deep into the night, the guys mistakenly stumble across Steve's dark secrets and scramble to keep him alive through the drunken chaos of the weekend without revealing that they know about his death wish. When the girls that Steve turned down earlier show up, chaos breaks loose and no one can predict exactly what Steve has planned.
A real solid movie
This is a very well done film. For whatever reason, I was expecting a very “Animal House” style comedy with lots of slapstick and quirks. In actuality, this film is a nice blend of comedy/human drama and it handles it well without ever feeling overly melodramatic. It’s so easy to go overboard with a subject like this. You have a suicidal main character who feels like he has failed at everything in life but I thought the filmmakers did an admirable job handling the broad range of emotions in this script.
There are some legitimately funny moments in this story too. The comradery between the actors really shows and it elevates little gags like trying to squeeze out of a small shower while a passed out guy blocks the sliding door.
This is a nice little gem of a film that I very much enjoyed.
This movie is fantastic! The actors and writers did a great job developing the characters to provide a funny, but touching story about friendship. Would definitely recommend it!
Saw this movie at a local film fest and could not stop laughing. Great movie.