Amazing acting on the part of Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi. Especially Buscemi, who had to remain a sympathetic, pitiful character even when taking advantage of a teenage girl (his only friend)--sleeping with Enid when she is vulnerable. Very weird film that does complete justice to the classic graphic novel--I would even argue it exceeds it. While the comic focused more equally on both girls' strange encounters with the inhabitants of their retro town, the film focused almost exclusively on Enid (which is really no loss). The central themes of displacement and life-as-an-outsider endure; this is the story of a young woman with an obsession for the past, and for whom non-conformity is more than a fad, or an adolescent stage. Because of this she is left behind by her friends, her family, and her town after her high school graduation. Excellent retro soundtrack. Very funny, very engaging, and I may or may not have cried.