by Mike Shea on 20 April 2002
having no solid conclusion anymore? Both Ghost World and You can Count on Me build up some great characters and then let them all trail off into a fuzzy grey mess. By the end you have no idea what direction they are headed, no stability, no real conclusion. I don't buy that "you can't show their whole life in two hours" bullshit, if their lives were that interesting (they arent), they would still be able to build some kind of conclusion. I am tired of this artsy crap that thinks it gets some kind of buy out on any real ending because of the deep emotional work they put into their characters. Take a look at Fight Club, now that is an ending. These two aren't good or bad enough for me to even write a real review.