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I almost hate to start a thread just to say, "Yeah, I didn't like it...." (Then again, if this keeps getting nominated but nobody ever actually makes a thread about it, is it really that beloved....? Sort of the anti-Man Who Planted Trees. First five minutes was funny and quirky and charming. Next five, I was like, 'Is the whole movie going to be this way...?" It was. I actually saw "Rejected" at the Kudzu Film Festival in Athens, Georgia circa 2001. It was funny and delightful and I always just assumed whenever I caught up with Hertzfeldt's later work that I would be similarly enraptured. But this just felt like all of posmodernism's nihilism and hopelessness combined with all of modernism's infatuation with stream-of-consciousness. Are there 1 minute bits that are beautiful and poetic? Absolutely. But try reading 300 non narrative poems in a row....even if they are by Whitman or Dickinson, it gets old pretty fast.