Posted: Dec 1, 2003 10:01 pm
I thought it kinda sucked actually, though I hold Terry Zwigoff with just about the highest esteem that I hold any film director. Expectations were way too high for this one, just to be let down by a weak ass script and a fucking stupid (and obviously studio influenced) ending. apparently there was lots of inter-studio battling going on with Zwig and the producers on this one as to how they were gonna present this material and the script had half a dozen hacks working on it, which should have made me know better... Then again, I'd also heard the Coen's did some last minute ghostwriting on this one, but even they couldn't save this sinking ship. No real laughs in this one, just a couple of big smiles and a feeling like you really wish the screenwriters would get over their relatively pedestrian overuse of profanity and just take some of the sicker bits a few steps further. Hopefully Zwig will take the tons of cash he made with this one and make the sure to be way better "Art School Confidential"