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THE LAST TIME I COMMITTED SUICIDE

What You Need To Know:

In THE LAST TIME I COMMITTED SUICIDE, Neal Cassady (Thomas Kane) meanders aimlessly in 1940’s Denver from his girlfriend to his dead-end job to leaving town in an artistically poignant, but morally empty movie. The reason this movie was made is that it depicts a man made famous by his characterization as Dean Moriarty by writer Jack Kerouac in his 1955 novel ON THE ROAD. Artistically appealing, with artful and witty dialogue and low-light cinematography, THE LAST TIME I COMMITTED SUICIDE tells the story of a few weeks in the chaotic life of a charming, selfish rebellious young man with no respect for authority, few moral values and an affinity for an utterly carefree existence. In Neal Cassady’s existential reality, life happens to him, and he avoids responsibility and commitment as much as possible. Throughout the whole movie, both he and his barroom friend, Harry, run from situation to situation without ever deriving a higher meaning to their lives.

Containing fornication and nudity, this movie was made only because writer Jack Kerouac used the main character in his 1955 novel ON THE ROAD. Although well directed and artistically pleasing, it is not a movie moral Americans will want to spend time viewing.

Content:

(Pa, H, L, SS, NNN, A, D, M) Existentialist worldview of an immature teenager who flees commitment & responsibility; 4 obscenities & 4 profanities; implied & depicted fornication; upper female nudity & upper & lower male nudity; drinking; and, smoking

More Detail:

In THE LAST TIME I COMMITTED SUICIDE, Neal Cassady (Thomas Kane) meanders aimlessly in 1940’s Denver from his girlfriend to his dead-end job to leaving town in an artistically poignant, but morally empty movie. The reason this movie was made is that it depicts a man made famous by his characterization as Dean Moriarty by writer Jack Kerouac in his 1955 novel ON THE ROAD. Artistically appealing, with artful and witty dialogue and low-light cinematography, THE LAST TIME I COMMITTED SUICIDE tells the story of a few weeks in the chaotic life of a charming, selfish rebellious young man with no respect for authority, few moral values and an affinity for an utterly carefree existence. In Neal Cassady’s existential reality, life happens to him, and he avoids responsibility and commitment as much as possible. Throughout the whole movie, both he and his barroom friend, Harry, run from situation to situation without ever deriving a higher meaning to their lives.

Containing fornication and nudity, this movie was made only because writer Jack Kerouac used the main character in his 1955 novel ON THE ROAD. Although well directed and artistically pleasing, it is not a movie moral Americans will want to spend time viewing.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.