Ghost World (guest)

January 13, 2010 at 12:25 am Leave a comment

MOVIE: Ghost World

GUEST: Tuffgirly

NUTSHELL: Damaged teenagers, damaged old folks, damaged Steve Buscemi (no!), hilarity ensues. Okay, no it doesn’t, but it IS a really good movie. Also, it’s not as scary as the name would imply. Except for the numchucks guy

GOOD THINGS: A heroine who is not stick-thin, original blues recordings, white trash abs, I also am partial to comic books being made into movies, although not when it involves a superhero. Also, it made me slightly less depressed than Crumb did.

BAD THINGS: I am all for the thrift store dressing, but for God sake’s, Enid, try to match something with something else. Her attitude started to bug me after a while. Plus, who really wants to imagine having sex with Steve Buscemi? I mean, I’m sure he’s a nice enough guy, and I’m sure if he treated me bad enough, I’d make out with him, but STILL. Also, white trash abs.

FEATURES: White trash abs, the Horse Whisperer girl (or so I’m told), dorky record collectors

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS: White trash abs, wire hangers representing the female condition, Enid jerking Seymour’s chain (both figuratively and literally), Seymour’s freakouts

NOTABLE: The main character’s name, Enid Coleslaw, is an anagram of the writer’s name, Daniel Clowes. Wait, isn’t it?

BEST PART: The best part was the end, and I’m not going to say it because you should just go rent the damn thing.

BEST LINE: I can’t believe we finally made it!” “We graduated high school. How totally amazing.

CROWNS: 4 out of 5, and only because it made me slightly depressed and I squeamed at the white trash abs.

Entry filed under: Guest Review, Tuffgirly.

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