Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Diary of a Teenage Girl(by Phoebe Gloeckner and Marielle Heller) Is Like Being Trapped in a Robert Crumb Comic Book. Ewwww.
A foul disgusting movie about some homey dumpling who plays slut to her mother's boyfriend... or that's what I made of it while fast-forwarding through the ugly mess. The girl looks like Paul Giametti with a wig, and I kept wondering... what do I care whom she screws? Set in 1976 around the Bay Area. They say California is a harbinger of trends in the rest of the country, and the sexually retarded behavior in this movie is now the national norm among millennials. Truly an Ugh kind of movie.
GHOST WORLD also deals with troubled youth, but at least it knows trouble when it sees one. This new film is lax and carefree about the problems of life. Its message is Embrace Your Grubbiness.