I didn’t know what to think when “The Suicide Theory” graced the top of my Netflix screen. But, I have twisted side, so I gave it a shot. I’m glad I did. The movie is not perfect and there were a few things that did not make sense to me… Typically in the realm character development. But, all in all it was good.
The fascinating story of the man who can’t die for an inexplicable reason who then hires a hit man to kill himself was more than enough to pull me in, despite it’s unsettling premise. Seeing these two stories interweave and how, over the span of the film, they change each other to form an oddly sweet friendship made this Australian drama worth more than the price of admission.
However, it should not be a shock that a story with this dark of a premise is not for everyone. This movie treats murder as a fact of life, something done with little to no consequence. There is also a lot of language and sexual themes that are not appropriate for most viewers, though little to no nudity.
The Suicide Theory is another example that Australian cinema is (1) Very Good (2) Very dark. Which to me is a good thing, to others… a reason to stay away.