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An average movie

Since I really loved 'Ghost World', I was really eager to see this other collaboration involving Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes and I had some rather high expectations. Well, unfortunately, this movie turned out to be rather disappointing after all. I mean, you could see the damned thing definitely had some potential providing us with a compelling and gritty depiction of art school but, to be honest, it never really worked. Basically, I guess that the makers tried to play around with the idea that art school is in fact pretty much like any other school, with exactly the same clichés, except that what you learn in art school might be even more meaningless. Indeed, can you actually learn to become an artist while following some classes? How are you supposed to grade a work of Art? So, on paper, it did sound fine but it just never worked and it was not much better than your average college flick. To make things worse, even though Max Minghella did look the part, he gave a rather weak performance but he wasn't helped by the fact that his character was rather pathetic by claiming to be willing to become a great artist when in fact he was obsessing about getting laid, especially with the hottest girl in his school. Finally, there was this weird and completely half-baked sub-plot about some serial-killer around the campus which didn't work at all. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, I still think it is worth a look but, considering the great people involved, there is no doubt that it should have much better than this 

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Added by johanlefourbe
2 weeks ago on 2 December 2018 12:25