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From Todd Solondz, the critically acclaimed director of "Welcome to the Dollhouse" comes a film comprised of two separate stories set against the sadly comical terrain of college and high school, past and present. Following the paths of its young hopeful/troubled characters, it explores issues of sex, race, celebrity and exploitation.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 89
- Fresh: 47
- Rotten: 42
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Sometimes seems less like storytelling than something the otherwise compelling director needed to get off his chest.
Fresh: One of recent memory's most thoughtful films about art, ethics, and the cost of moral compromise.
Rotten: Despite [Solondz's] undeniable talent, however manipulative, his stories are too sour and mean-spirited for my taste.
Fresh: By not averting his eyes, Solondz forces us to consider the unthinkable, the unacceptable, the unmentionable.
Don't buy it has a scene that's censored with a big red box. Good movie though.
I watched this movie because I love Belle and Sebastian's music. The movie was so stereotyped that I was shocked. The Hispanics, the Afroamerican and the Jews are represented like out of a 1933 Germany caricature. I felt bad for spending my time and money with this movie. In terms of format, it is also totally unbalanced: it devotes 10 minutes to "fiction" and then over an hour to "nonfiction". The myth of the writer and the passive student taking it just because… I didn't get it. Highly unrecommended!