Inspired by the final days leading up to rock star Kurt Cobains suicide in 1994, the film does little to contextualize the "inner turmoil" of the subjects struggle with depression and suicide. It seems that dialogue and words are considered overrated; the only sounds Blake exudes are grunts.
Yes, indeed, there is a lot of grunting. So much so that the only thing the viewer may learn is that Blake is not a man of many words. Or is it that hes simply fed up with English as his primary form of communication? Well, considering that Last Days is described as a "film designed for individual interpretation," it may very well be that the final analysis is left to the viewer if one cares to over-analyze the weak characters and non-existent story line to the point of extracting meaning.
On a different note, Michael Pitt evokes the image of Kurt Cobain almost perfectly on a physical level, from the late rockers soft facial features to his frail, slouchy stature. Surely, Pitt would have loved to use his uncanny resemblance to play the enigmatic musician that was Cobain, in a film that sought to illustrate his confrontation with the demons of success and his struggle in choosing death over life. In another movie, maybe and certainly within another story line.
Last Days opens July 22 in limited release.