A slow story line. Was a shocking movie. Didn't like it at all.
Interesting and weird. I'd plonk this into the same category as Amelie in that I'm not sure if I really liked it, but I stayed glued to it until the end.
I wasn't aware of the graphic novel this movie is based on, but seeing it was directed by Terry Zwigoff, who worked with '60's comic artist extraordinaire, Robert Crumb, I just knew it had to be great, even though Crumb didn't create the original story (it was Daniel Clowes). It's odd that this movie went more or less un-noticed on release, seeing as both Scarlett Johansonn and Steve Buscemi play two of the leads, 'Rebecca' and 'Seymour'. I hadn't seen Thora Birch before, but her character Enid is wonderfully quirky and engaging. Check out the footwear! Birch and Johansonn make a great 'double act' with some terrific and sometimes 'surprising' dialogue
(Johansonn uses a word rarely heard in movies and only very rarely on tv, and to my knowledge, never by a woman). Buscemi plays the nerdy, reclusive vinyl loving blues freak, Seymour as only Buscemi could, but you can't help but like the guy. Another character to watch out for is the Art teacher.
One interesting bit of trivia, for those who don't know much about Zwigoff. In the 'garage sale' scene, Enid is looking though some old LP's Seymour is selling, and pulls out an album 'What about this one?' she asks. Seymour replies 'Nah, you wouldn't like that' and puts it back. What makes this interesting is that the album is by Robert Crumb's string band (sadly defunct) 'The Cheap Suit Serenaders' who only made 3 albums before disbanding. Zwigoff was in the lineup, mostly on vocals. But Seymour is wrong! The album (Chasin' Rainbows') is great! If you like this film, you'll love all three 'Cheap Suits' albums! If you are also a fan of John Hughes' 'Brat Pack' movies, you'll love this. A gem.
Most people who see this end up really liking it. Thora Birch's character is so unique & quirky, and Steve Buscemi is so adorable in this. A must see, just so you know what all the fuss is about!
This was a load of (you fill in the gap). It lacked much of a storyline and generally blowed.
Quirky kind of film that doesn't really go anywhere but is easy enough to watch anyway.
One of those movies that you can not turn off...though you are struggling to get it. HAHA! Don't give up on it!
Was O.K but not memorable.One of those movies that in 6 months you'll be struggling to remember if you've seen it or not.