Film, like any communicative art form, relies on both the intentions of the creator and the subjective experience of the viewer. If you ignore either one, the art becomes pointless and masturbatory. It's also intellectually dishonest. If the artist meant something and nobody gets it, then the artist has failed. If the viewer can make up absolutely any bullshit interpretation they want, then what's the point of the work (we can make shit up without it), and why should we give a crap about anyone's interpretation besides our own? It's the meeting of the two perspectives that makes art meaningful. This is compouned in film, where there are many artists involved in the work, whose visions and goals may differ from those of the others. In the case of TFTM, maybe I wouldn't classify it as "Fine Art" but that's totally different from not having any artistic merit at all. I have full faith that at least some of the people involved wanted to make something meaningful within the limitations they had to work within... even if others involved didn't really care.