Underrated actors: Joe Pesci
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A film directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on Daniel Clowes comic books, with beautiful Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson, and Steve Buscemi. The story starts with Enid and Rebecca, who are social outsiders and after graduating from high school, play a mean prank on a middle-aged geek, Seymour (Buscemi), who loves to collect old vinyl records. Enid (memorably played by Birch) starts to like Seymour and hangs out with him, they like the same music, the same art, the only problem is, that she’s much younger than him, so she tries to hook Seymour up with a woman he saw once, and felt a connection with. But because Enid starts to hang out more with Seymour, Rebecca gets jealous and their friendship is not as strong as it used to be. They had plans not to go to college, get jobs and move together, but Enid doesn’t want that anymore, she also has “problems” at home, and the only thing she really wants, is to run away, don’t tell anyone where she goes and be free.
Fantastic film, I adored this “anti-teen movie”, it has smart writing, beautiful cinematography, a great cast, funny original characters (not like in a Diablo Cody movie), the film also has a great soundtrack (mainly beautiful old music). Enid is just an exciting, interesting person, who has to figure out, who she is. Maybe I loved it so much, because she reminded me of myself. “Ghost World” was nominated for an Oscar “Best Writing”, but lost to “A Beautiful Mind”, unfortunately.
"Trust" which was directed by David Schwimmer, had me hooked from the first few minutes, some scenes almost felt like a documentary, some were hard to watch. The movie isn’t only about the dangers of the anonymity of the Internet, it’s mostly about the girl played by Liana Liberato, and how they deal with the situation after she gets raped. I think the movie captured all important aspects of this subject, how it started (the pedophile gained her trust communicating via online chat and phone, lying about his age and other things), them finally meeting, the FBI hopelessly trying to find the man, parents (Clive Owen and Catherine Keener) and victim suffering, and also the end, which I’m not gonna reveal of course. All in all a very well done movie with a fantastic cast, about an important subject every parent should warn/talk about with their child.