It’s a satisfyingly high-concept contrivance. The spontaneous suicides (including a series of intentionally provoked car accidents) elicit a quick chill. A more imaginatively macabre treatment of the subject would present a wide range of variations on the theme of self-destruction—and would explicitly risk an element of comedic camp. Instead, the movie falls into it unintentionally and likely unawares.
January 02, 2019