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Kill Me Later (2001)



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A woman finds love when all she wanted was a quick and painless death in this dark comedy-drama. Shawn (Selma Blair) is a deeply depressed young woman who is unhappy with her job as a bank teller and is frustrated with her romantic relationship with her boss (D.W. Moffett), who happens to be married. Deciding there's no reason to go on, Shawn climbs to the roof of the bank and steels her nerve to leap to her death. But before she can jump, a novice bank robber named Charlie (Max Beesley) stages a hold-up at the bank, taking Shawn hostage in the process. Charlie and Shawn are soon trapped in the bank, and Charlie asks Shawn to help him escape; she agrees, but only under the condition that he kill her later. He agrees, but after they make their getaway, Charlie finds himself increasingly attracted to Shawn and isn't so sure he wants to see her dead, while Shawn is similarly intrigued with Charlie and decides to join him in his life of crime. Kill Me Later received its premiere at the 2001 Santa Barbara Film Festival.

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Selma Blair
as Shawn Holloway
Max Beesley
as Charlie Anders
D.W. Moffett
as Richmond
Alex Zahara
as Off. Larry
Keegan Tracy
as Heather
Stacy Fair
as Elizabeth
Marcel Maillard
as Lyle Holloway
Keith Gordey
as Elevator Cop
Dana Lustig
as Suzan Holloway
Jillian Fargey
as Bank Customer
Roger Haskett
as Bank Customer
Bethoe Shirkoff
as Mrs. Sabatini
Juan Gonez
as Mariachi No. 1
Octavio Carillo
as Mariachi No. 2
Mario Valdez
as Mariachi No. 3
Chris Wild
as City Park Policeman
Jeff Seymour
as Officer in Charge
Robert Marshall
as Draftsman
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Kill Me Later

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

By the end of it, you'll wish you had just stayed home and watched Total Request Live.

September 19, 2001 | Full Review…

Badly employing all kinds of tricks ... [Lustig] ultimately overpowers her actors and does in her own film.

September 17, 2001 | Rating: 2/5

An edgy, energetic romantic thriller.

September 14, 2001

Happily the filmmakers here are more interested in its people and their lives than in the chase that follows.

September 14, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The kind of quirky film the movie world could use more of in these days of cookie-cutter studio pictures.

September 14, 2001

The performances in several smaller roles are so mechanical that they lend Kill Me Later the tone of a vanity production.

September 13, 2001 | Rating: 1.5/5

Audience Reviews for Kill Me Later


This movie was really entertaining to watch. Selma Blair was great as a woman drowning in depression and hopelessness. The sense of overwhelming blackness that surrounds the character is very believable. Max Beesley was perfectly charming as the bumbling robber. This movie was not intended to be academy award caliber, just to make you smile and share in a romantic fantasy

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

An interesting film.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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