Zia (Patrick Fugit) is a guy who just can’t seem to get over his ex (Leslie Bibb). He thinks about her night and day, dissecting his every memory of her in microscopic detail. His longing won’t stop, so ... he kills himself.

This solitary act sends him neither to heaven nor to hell but to purgatory – a dull, colorless place where nobody smiles. Here, he gets a job working in a grotesque pizzeria while “living” out the same boring existence he had before he died.

Then, through a not-so-strange chain of events he befriends Eugene (Shea Whigham) and Mikal (Shannyn Sossamon). They set off on a road-tripping adventure that’s reminiscent of the same wide-eyed whimsical optimism found in The Wizard of Oz.

The greatest thing that Wristcutters has going for it is a wonderful cast. Hipster darlings like Sossamon (The Rules of Attraction) and singer Tom Waits are worth the price of admission. Even funnyman Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”) puts in a noteworthy cameo.

Unfortunately, a lot of slow-moving scenes, coupled with stagnant dialogue, are too big a hindrance to make this a must-see. Despite its ending, this movie’s overall suggestion of a love story between the main characters is charming but not dealt with in a strong enough way to make it believable.

Grade: C-

Wristcutters: A Love Story releases in select theaters Oct. 26.