Director Terry Zwigoff and comic book creator Dan Clowes reunite once again (after the indelible Ghost World) for this colorful graphic novel adaptation. The film introduces us to a cast of oddball characters, all inhabiting the titular world of art school. Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, Jim Broadbent, Anjelica Huston, Ethan Suplee, Steve Buscemi and John Malkovich certainly make for a standout indie cast. Unfortunately, the broad and ultimately insubstantial script is so busy snidely lampooning college-age poseurs, artistes and druggies (plus throwing in a random serial killer for good measure) that it doesn't offer many likable characters to root for. 102 minutes R.