In which I do not enjoy a film

I watched Ghost World last night on DVD. It was almost a good flick. I really enjoyed the first 4/5ths of it, and then it just died. I was watching a terrific film, and then it was as if the writers simply quit.

It was David Byrne-esque, and I enjoy that, but because it had no ending I just can’t recommend it. What was annoying is that it wasn’t as if it had a deep, “artsy” ending that I just didn’t “get”, and it didn’t have a rage-inducing, horrible ending (like the remake of Planet of the Apes). It just had no ending. Don’t bother.

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  1. Yes, exactly. That’s how I felt, but I didn’t know how to put it into words.

  2. I just watched it last weekend! We looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders. Like it built us up and then … nothing.

  3. Hmmm. I think maybe you just didn’t get the ending. I know I didn’t, but when my wife explained what had happened I suddenly got it


    Getting on the bus represents dying. That’s why they show the old guy who spends all the time waiting at the bus stop, and it finally comesThe implication is that Enid may have killed herself.

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