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Ghost World (2001)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Steve Buscemi Steve Buscemi
Seymour
Illeana Douglas Illeana Douglas
Roberta Allsworth
Bob Balaban Bob Balaban
Enid's Dad


Written by
Daniel Clowes Daniel Clowes
(comic book)
Terry Zwigoff Terry Zwigoff
(written by)


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15 years, 11 months ago at Aug 4 8:06
1 vote
While I had seen Scarlett Johansson before in other movies, this was the first one where I had actually "fallen in love" with her.
I always liked Dan Clowes' comics. His work definitely subscribed to the idea of having a "style that was all his own". And for my money, this style fits in even more effectively in the medium of film than it does in the comicbook version of what is known as th... read more

A very good movie

13 years, 6 months ago at Jan 7 15:21
1 vote
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Anyway, I really loved the damned thing. Indeed, after all those American Pie clones and other weak and underwhelming high-school comedies, we might forgot how it was to be in our late teens. Those movies may be entertaining (most aren't though) but they are always completely unrealist... read more

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13 years, 2 months ago at May 15 11:51
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Ah, I waited more than couple years before I could see this movie again. Just couple days ago I finally discovered its name. After seeing it again wasn't disappointed at all.
"Ghost world" is a story about Enid - girl, who wasn't like the other teenagers. She is strange indie girl. And it's hard to say what's on her mind. But she's everything I like, with no lies or fake masks of "good". Sh... read more
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Set in the summer after graduation, Enid and Rebecca are both outsiders in a world slowly being engulfed by fake 50's diners and Starbucks. Enid must attend an art class to officially graduate high school as Rebecca gets a job. When the two play a mean joke on a much older, geeky record collector, Enid finds a fellow soul and begins to discover the complexities of becoming an adult in the modern world.
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" Ghost World is a 2001 black comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Zwigoff. Based on the 1990s comic book Ghost World by Daniel Clowes, the story focuses on the lives of teenage outsiders Enid and Rebecca, who face a rift in their friendship as Enid takes an interest in an older man named Seymour, and becomes determined to help his romantic life. Ghost World debuted at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2001. It had little box office impact but received positive reviews. It was "


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An overlooked character-based dark comedy

“Adapted from the 1990s graphic novel series by Daniel Clowes, 2001's Ghost World is a wonderful, deadpan, darkly comedic depiction of post-high school teenage angst with its inherent ups and downs. Clowes was involved in adapting his comic for the big screen, collaborating with director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb, Bad Santa) on the screenplay that received an Academy Award nomination. Eschewing traditional Hollywood teen comedy conventions, Ghost World is a refreshing and unusual film in its conception and execution; it's challenging to predict each story development, and the film concludes on a deliberately ambiguous, open-ended note that leaves room for interpretation.

After graduating from high school, best friends and misanthropic social outcasts Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Sca” read more

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" First Viewing Viewing Date: March 23rd Via: DVD Plot: Two eccentric best friends graduate high school and respond to a man's romance-seeking newspaper ad as a gag, only to find their lives becoming increasingly complicated. Rating: 7.9/10 Why Did I Watch It? This is something of a cult film, and it was recommended by someone I trust. Plus, it's from the director of Bad Santa."


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