- 111 min
- Directed by: Terry Zwigoff
- Cast: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Stacey Travis
Daniel Clowes adapts his own cult comic with Zwigoff, opting not to translate parrot-fashion, but to distil the essence of the source material. Thus, characters, setting and tone are spot on, but the episodic nature of the serialised strip is shaped into a low key story revolving around high school graduates Enid and Rebecca (Birch and Johansson) who temper disgust with the bland western world of shopping malls and theme restaurants with cynical bemusement. The dialogue, humour, production design and performances are a world apart from lesser American teen flicks.
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