With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
Enid and Rebecca after they finish the high school. Both have problems relating to people and they spend their time hanging around and bothering creeps. When they meet Seymour who is a social outsider who loves to collect old 78 records, Enid's life will change forever.Written by
eric from Mexico City
When Enid first talks to Seymour at his garage sale, while flipping through records she holds one up and asks if it's any good. Seymour says, not really. The record she holds up is one of the R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders records, the same R. Crumb who was the subject of Terry Zwigoff's previous documentary, Crumb (1994). On the cover of the record, the slouched character on the far left that looks a little like Albert Einstein playing a cello, is Zwigoff, who was a member of the Serenaders and a good friend of Crumb's. See more »
When Enid visits to submit her college application, Roberta says "They are forcing me to give you a non-passing grade in the class." In the latter part when the camera faces Enid, the sound is "in the class" but Roberta's lips could be seen saying "forcing me". See more »
[looking at the racist logo of Coon Chicken Inn]
So, I don't really get it... Are you saying that things were better back then, even though there was stuff like this?
I suppose things are better now, but... I don't know, it's complicated. People still hate each other but they just know how to hide it better. Or something.
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After all the credits roll, there's another take of the scene where Seymour (Steve Buscemi) gets attacked by Doug in the minimart. Only this time, Buscemi's characer easily wins the fight, choking Doug with his own weapon, and stomps out triumphantly. He finishes with a bunch of Mr. Pink type dialogue. See more »
I love this movie. It is so simple. Just an episode from the lives of two girls who have just finished high school. Nothing fancy, nothing spectacular, or unusual. Just a situation that we've all been through, but shown through a different set of eyes.
The performances by Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson (hottie), and Steve Buscemi are very good and the story is heart warming and often very funny.
Movies like this are seldom and Hollywood tends to make it's films unnecessarily spectacular these days. It sometimes works, but is often quite ridiculous. Think - Michael Bay.
This is film is highly recommended to anyone who cares about life. 10/10
Rated R: profanity
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