Watch: Art School Confidential 2006 123movies, Full Movie Online – Jerome, a kid from the suburbs who loves to draw, goes to New York City’s Strathmore College for his freshman year as a drawing major. Competition and petty jealousy consume faculty and students, with an end-of-first-semester best-student award held out as a grand plum. Worse, a strangler is on the loose, killing people on or next to campus. The idealistic Jerome falls in love with Audrey, a student who models for life-drawing classes and who responds to his sweetness. But he has a rival: the clean-cut, manly Jonah, also a first-year drawing student, whose primitive work draws raves and Audrey’s attention. As cynicism seems to corrode everything, Jerome is desperate to win..
Plot: Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
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Great film- fun, exciting, fascinating, and keeps you pleasantly off balance
First off, let me just say how much I love Max Minghella. I saw Bee Season at a film festival a while back and straight off knew he was going to do fantastic things with his career. So far he’s proved me right.
I have been anticipating Art School Confidential for a long time. I found out about it through the IMDb, and as a big fan of Zwigoff’s previous work, I was really looking forward to seeing what he was going to do with the fabulous cast he had assembled (Malkovich, Huston, Buscemi, etc). The movie did not disappoint.
The beginning of the film is about what I expected- cute, off-beat story about a talented geek who goes to art school and pursues the girl of his dreams. And then it got dark. And then it got very dark. And then it got extremely dark. I soon realized I had no idea where it was going to take me next, and that excited me. The ‘mystery’ aspect of the movie is brilliantly done as well- it keeps you just well informed enough that you have about a 50/50 chance of figuring it out preemptively, and you’ll always realize what’s going on just when you need to.
I have read reviews that called Art School Confidential misanthropic, among other things. I disagree. It has misanthropic aspects, misanthropic characters, but overall I found that it ended on an expressly positive note. I absolutely loved the ending. Five minutes before it ended, I wasn’t sure how it was going to end, and that, in my opinion, is the best way to do it. Zwigoff’s direction is also very impressive. There’s a distinct difference in the atmosphere throughout- it starts out looking and feeling sunnier and lighter, and as Minghella’s character becomes darker, so does the look of the movie. Just one of those little things that adds to the overall experience.
Art School Confidential thoroughly covers ground that Ghost World touched on briefly- namely, the line between art and BS. It is clearly a subject on which Terry Zwigoff has a lot to say, and he says it very eloquently. The cast is great, the music is great, the direction is great. Go see it. And let me say again… I love Max Minghella. Here’s hoping he doesn’t turn to stupid teen flicks to pay the bills.
A great, cynical comedy about the art world.
What can I say? I always considered that art- as in paintings, drawings and such- was a very complicated thing to follow. I mean, you see a painting, you let it be absorbed into your consciousness, you reflect about it, and then you decide about what it means and whether it has any significance to you. But how do you know if it’s actually “art”? This is why I found Terry Zwigoff’s “Art School Confidential” to be an utterly refreshing look at the art world, which is even more complicated than what I actually believed it to be. The film deals with a quiet, lonely boy called Jerome Platz (Max Minghella), who has been bullied and ignored ever since he was a child. Now, Jerome’s hero is Pablo Picasso, and ever since he remember he’s wanted to be a grand artist, like his hero. “I wanna be the greatest artist of the 21st century!,” he often squeals delightedly throughout the film.
Anyway, little Jerome grows up, graduates from high-school and decides to enroll in a renowned art school, where young artists whose art is actually new and modern can hope to make a name out of themselves. This college is a tiny but colourful world populated with a large array of weird and quirky characters, all of them “artists”, and in comes young, boyish, quiet Jerome trying to be an artist like all of them.
Upon entering his dorm room, he encounters his two roommates, a fat film major (Ethan Suplee) working on a short film based on some murders that have been terrorizing the campus grounds, and a noticeably gay fashion major (Nick Swardson) who swears he misses his girlfriend.
And in his most important class, little Jerome meets his holier-than-thou professor (John Malkovich) who’s so full of himself to actually notice any of his students’ work, a flunkie (Joel David Moore) who enrolled into art school just for the ‘pussy’, and…a gorgeous, sophisticated model (Sophia Myles) who also happens to be the daughter of a famous painter and who instantly becomes Jerome’s muse and obsession.
Throughout the film, which is perfectly written and refreshingly funny, we follow Jerome’s steady psychological downfall. He begins as a happy and anxious boy with dreams, and he slowly progresses into a disheartened, depressed, suicidal failure of an artist. This happens because his art isn’t appreciated at all, because he notices how arbitrary and tediously unnerving the “art world” really is, and because his muse and obsession doesn’t pay him any attention and prefers to mingle with a hunky, handsome new art student who also becomes the number one artist in school and who’s “art” (if it can even be called that) Jerome loathes above anything else.
Why brings me back to the initial question: how do you know if something is really “art”? Through various hilarious and original encounters with artists, connoisseurs and art grads, Jerome begins to put two and two together and finds that this world that he so reveres is actually soul-sucking and lifeless. “It’s not about how good you are,” an art school grad (Jim Broadbent) says, “It’s about how good you are at cock-sucking.” But then, just when poor Jerome is about to give up on his life, his art, his everything…well, something happens that will give him one last chance to make a name for himself, to conquer his muse and adoration and to make sense out of all the craziness he’s living through.
More than an ironic film that exposes “art” as we know it nowadays, this film touches on the basic human feelings of failure, redemption and need. It also talks about love. And it’s also very, very funny…which is good, because there is still comedy in life’s tragedies, isn’t there? I highly recommend this film. Believe me, you will not be disappointed! Rating: 4 stars out of 4!!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Terry Zwigoff
Writer Daniel Clowes
Actors Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (dailies), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm