- What happened at the end?
- What happened during the rest of the film?
- What the point was?
- Why precisely I stayed to the end?
and most importantly ...
- Why everyone (including myself) were too chicken to ask the director these questions. Someone did ask him what his influences were. He gave a list of directors but I was more wondering if it was LSD vs. Peyote.
That's not to say the film is unwatchable. The main reason I saw it through is that there's enough interesting stimulation to keep you wondering where it's going. The two lead actresses get a good Ghost World vibe going. And the director has a pleasant quirky style - when he avoids throwing aliens into the scene. The director also seems to have a remarkable ability to frame the main lead's chest with remarkable dexterity. I thought it was just something in my head at first but after a while I convinced myself it was intentional.
Oh - were you wondering about the plot? Two girls hang out. One keeps mumbling about changing the world. Oh yeah - and they chase boys at times. When not taking blood samples to use in her new chemistry set. Then the world is saved or destroyed. As one of the characters remarks, "what's the difference?"
I can tell for sure they're going to be folks who love this film. I wouldn't say they're wrong, it just didn't work for me. I'd suggest renting Ghost World and Donnie Darko instead. (2/5)