A mysteriously haunting, and sometimes beautiful film. Solondz is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors! The change of actors was smooth and brilliantly executed, all of the performances were great! It managed to be very funny and very disturbing, which seems to be something Solondz is an expert at. A wonderful exploration of a beautifully drawn out central character. Loved it.
Most likely my favorite film of all time. The way Solondz portrays innocence in his characters plays out perfectly in this wonderful experiment. Even though its such a lucid film it doesn't stray to far from the truth.
This is an incredible film and deserves more than 3.5 stars. Solondz experiments with the linear protagonist in a way that is endearing, thought-provoking, accessible. Watch Welcome To the Dollhouse first.
I'll be the first to admit, this film had to grow on me. As for myself, this is true with any Solondz film. I have a newfound appreciation for his work, and I just bought this on DVD to watch it again.