Film #227: HAIR HIGH
4 out of 5 stars
A '50s-era teenage ghost story as seen through the eyes of animator Bill Plympton. With a cast of notables (Sarah Silverman, Dermot Mulroney, Beverly D’Angelo, David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Martha Plympton, Tom Noonan, Justin Long, Ed Begley, Jr), director Plympton creates a film that satisfies both narratively and visually. Even when the story lags a bit (and thankfully this doesn’t happen often), the story is told in such a unique manner visually that it’s hard not to adore it. The storyline might be too adult for kids, but the animation is pure Plympton (if you’ve seen his work you know what I’m talking about). Very hip, very cool… HAIR HIGH is a lot of fun on a number of levels. Highly recommended!