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?
You can't expect a movie about art school to be accurate. It has to have all the usual BS about what it is to be an artist. One thing it definitely gets right is how students take criticism personally. Everything else is a tired cliche.
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)