This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Ryan Francis’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
My uncle randomly introduced me to this a year and seven days ago (I literally only know this because it was one of the first films I logged here on Letterboxd). I adore this film. This is my second viewing and I have to say that it has grown on me even more now, and the longer I think about it, the more I begin to think of it as one of my favorites. It's really unique and even kind of charming, in a very strange way. Vincent Gallo and Christina Ricci both give remarkable performances, they seem like real people which obviously makes it all the more special.
(Random note: I was actually shocked to read that they didn't get along during filming at all, and I'm truly glad I had read it after I had first seen it because otherwise I feel it would have ruined the overall effect for me. Thankfully, it didn't make any sort of negative impact on this rewatch. This "random note" is also my reasoning for posting this as 'containing spoilers'; I don't want it to happen to someone else who was planning on watching this for the first time.)
This is one of those films where I honestly find it difficult to put into words exactly how I feel about it other than the random thoughts I went on about above. It all makes sense in my head, but I feel like trying to put it together in a review and have it actually make sense, is beyond my control. Therefore, I'll simply leave it to my star rating. I have decided to bump it up the extra half-star to give it the full five-star rating. There's nothing I dislike about it, every minute of this film is excellent. It's definitely not for everyone, I'm sure many would even be annoyed by it and how Gallo often repeats the same lines over and over.
But personally, it works just fine for me.