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5.0 out of 5 stars
May just be my favourite all-time movie!, 1 Aug 2005
There is just something about this film!
Very atmospheric with brilliant cinematography and an almost permanent air of melancholy and loss.
Quite funny in parts but it's the overpowering sense of gloominess which makes the film - honest!
The two female leads are excellent as is Steve Buscemi. The haunting piano theme tune compliments the visuals and the opening dance sequence (from a 1960s Bollywood musical) is amazing.
I'd like to have learned more about the anti-semitic redneck character's relationship with Enid (Thora Birch) but as I've not read the book I don't know if this line is pursued futher in print. (The comic book is also available from Amazon.)
I'd thoroughly recommend you check out this movie. The odd thing is that my kids (female,ages 12 & 14) don't like it but I (male age 45) do! Maybe they are a bit too young for all that angst!