chaotic. at the beginning of the movie i was shocked and weirdly entertained and i thought that the whole movie would be just crazy sexual fantasies and what-else-she-will-put-up-in-her-vag. but as the movie unfolds, psychological stuff appears. the drug scenes, the dreams and her going on the skateboard in the hospital are my favorite parts. not a big fan of the ending though.
There's a lot of people saying it's "gross" or "filthy" and it's probably from people who have not seen John Waters' films. This film borrows a lot from quirky French New Wave cinematography where there's the typical narration/monologue, stop motion snaps, quirky storylines from other characters etc. Which to me is like an unsanitary version of Amélie.
This movie is near and dear to my heart. It approaches discomfort and disgust in a way that can only be described as joyous and life affirming. Life ain't always pretty, the past or the present, but there is beauty and imagination, and dare I say excitement coursing through this film. I enjoy movies that are difficult, and this one is like Von Trier, but ultimately gorgeous and optimistic.