There is something very endearing about people who have completely lost faith in humanity. In fact, the world full of people who are disillusioned; those who think they already know it all, and those who think they can make their exact dreams come true. But people cannot predict what's gonna happen in this wheel of life.
Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are best friend with social attitudes. After graduating from high-school, they decided to rent a house. However, they need to get jobs first, and Enid has to attend the summer art school. Meanwhile, Enid and Rebecca plays a prank on Seymour (Steve Buscemi), a shy middle-aged music collector. Enid and Seymour eventually develops a relationship, but her friendship with Rebecca is drifting apart. Based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes.
This movie really has it all: sarcasm, cynicism, hilarity and a little drama kicking in at the end. This is the kind of dark humor film. Rather subtle, yet very sharp. It's amazing to see two young girls act so cynically already. The movie manages to make fun of different types of human beings, but hardly gets insulting. These characters reaches maturity and different views of life. I really get to see the eccentricities of teenage girls, and what they like to do in order to stand out. There's really no grand conclusion in the end, instead this movie starts on a very high intriguing level and manages to maintain that level throughout the whole movie.
The relationship Enid forms with Seymour forces a bit of a wedge between her and Rebecca's relationship. They begin to drift apart. Very typical of life. Something always seems to come between best friends and things are never the same. People change. There is no real climax to this movie and it is a bit depressing - but still so real. I truly feel the how lost and alone Enid feels in the world. I think we have all been in her shoes at one time or another. It might not be for everybody, but it's a good film in my opinion. Although I feel sympathy with Enid, sometimes I just wanna slap her because she's so righteous, a cynical girl who doesn't care with anyone beside herself. When everyone moves on and grew up, she's still stuck in the same place of her own comfort zone. I guess that's life. By the way, there's a short clip of Bollywood song "Jaan Pegechaan Ho" at the very beginning, and it's fun to watch.
gue terus terang aja mikir kalo adegan bus itu sbenernya metaphor ttg DEATH. bahwa si pak tua itu sbenernya meninggal. tapi bsa juga diinterpretasi kalo sbenernya Enid was WRONG about the bus route, just like maybe everything in her life, she might be wrong...thus she decided to take the same path; either she KILLED herself (the bus scene) or she just took off. what d'ya think?
film ini masuk my top 20 favorite movies of all time. yang gila banget adalah adegan si bapak tua menunggu bus, dan tetap percaya bus itu akan datang. terasa banget perasaan enid di akhir film begitu melihat finally... ah you know lah. well, it's like we've been waiting forever at the bus stop of life for a lift into our future, and we're beginning to wonder if the route has been canceled. but everything's gonna be fine, as long as we don't lose faith and leave the bus stop before the destiny arrives. oh oh me me so preachy.. ;)
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