Art School Confidential

I had always wanted to see last year’s movie, Art School Confidential, so finally rented it this weekend. It was critically acclaimed (although somewhat mixed reception at the box office), so was looking forward to sitting down to a good flick. The movie is about a young, very talented artist who enters a prestigious art school only to have his hopes dashed with the manic antics of the students and professors.

I never attended art school, and I thought it was a funny tongue in cheek, offbeat parody until I viewed the “making of” extra where the screen writer said it fairly well portrayed his experience in four years of art school in the late seventies.

I would recommend the movie to artists, especially younger artists. Be forwarned, though that it is very crude, raunchy, and explicit in some portions, and very much deserves the R rating.