Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
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Having actually attended art school, a bit of this film rang true. However, generalizations and stereotypes are not funny and even downright boring. One of the most toothless, lame satires I have ever seen. What the fuck happened Zwigoff/Clowes?
To anyone who has ever studied Fine Art in art school - this film is for you!! You will recognise all the characters in this! It is so funny and so true! Based on the comic by the brilliant Daniel Clowes.
A low-key comedy about art school cliches that, with an absurdist late twist, turns into a darker satire. If you come for laughs you will probably be disappointed: there are a few jabs at buzzword-dropping hacks but the wider joke seems to be on humanity itself. It's a cynical movie, down to its seemingly gentle final shot, and better than reputation suggests. (The backseat convo in the last few minutes is brilliant)
This film is a bit cynical, but I'm an art major and see a LOT of similarities to some people in my classes. Self-important know it alls who care more about what other people say about their work than the experience of making it. The undercover cop getting appreciation for making his work look amateurish had me on the floor laughing hysterically:)