Overall Rank: 1217
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 165
Theatrical Release Date: 07/20/2001
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/30/2017
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Actors: Steve Buscemi, Scarlett Johansson, Thora Birch, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban
Plot: Two outsiders who are different from the rest of the pack find an interesting person to pick on rather than being picked on themselves. Will one of them fall in love the other older man?
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019
A wickedly acidic indie feature that combines coming-of-age teen movie with a dark comedy.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 04/10/2012
Ghost World uses dark and sarcastic comedy to penetrate and drive home an uplifting message about being unique and simultaneously accepted. The film's offbeat performances are driven by one of Steve Buscemi's best performances and a pre-fame Scarlet Johansson.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/22/2008
Whether you consider yourself an outsider or not, Ghost World will leave a mark on you. Characters drive the story, and the casting is inspired. It's a unique and wonderful film.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/20/2012
Two friends endure the trials and tribulations of high school graduation. Based on an indie comic book, Ghost World is one of those self-consciously "cool" character studies that almost bursts a blood vessel in its attempt to be effortlessly quirky. The main character played by Thora Birch is one of those "offbeat" heroines with a teen angst hatred of the world, but like people like that, she is also a bit like a black hole of self superior snideyness that kind of makes you want to slap her. The few laughs there are come from the supporting cast, including an amusingly observed new age art teacher and especially the nunchuck wielding redneck whose brief appearances basically steal the entire film. Steve Buscemi is easily the most sympathetic character and within him lies an interesting …
Keegon - wrote on 02/02/2008
Terry Zwigoff brilliantly brings Daniel Clowes' satiric graphic novel to screen and creates what is one of my favorite films of all time. Everything about this film is absolutely perfect. The characters and plot are executed so effectively in Zwigoff's direction and in the brilliant script that he and Clowes wrote together that the film itself makes you wonder why more films aren't this great. The added bonus is, of course, a cast that truly captures the essence and humor of their characters while still making them starkly real and relatable.
The cast is led by Thora Birch as Enid, the wise-cracking high school graduate who isn't sure where her life is headed. Birch's performance speaks volumes about her character. It really is a shame that she hasn't been as prominent in Hollywood …
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