Ghost World details
|Starring:||Thora Birch, Bob Balaban, Steve Buscemi, Scarlett Johansson, Illeana Douglas, Brad Renfro|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Teen|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 May 2002|
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A welcome, refreshing ...By dodger#1 from GOOLE , 24 Oct 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]A welcome, refreshing tale of two best friends coping with life after high school. Thora Birch is mesmerising as Enid, the main protagonist who pours scorn on fast food, contemporary music and those who don't make her grade. If you're tired of movies where good looking guys fall for perfect girls, usually followed by predictable third acts that pan out exactly the way you thought, then Ghost World gives you a fresh spin on that formula. Steve Buscemi is as great as ever as the geeky record collector while Bob Balaban is delightful as Enid's ineffectual dad. Good direction by Crumb's Terry Zwigoff makes this well worth renting.
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a little gemBy a customer from Manchester , 07 Feb 2011Terry Zwigoff seems to have had a Coen Brothers moment with this film, Enid is just like the book.... angsty, vicious, sarcastic and brokenhearted.
It's not like Welcome To The Dollhouse.... so ignore the synopsis. Dawn in Welcome To The Dollhouse was clueless and could not relate to the world. Enid in Ghost World knows exactly how to pull strings, throw venom and wreck havoc on everyone and herself. Thora Birch plays the lead with finesse, she gets it!
This was based on a comic by Daniel Clowes, and whilst I was initially disappointed with the casting of Scarlett Johanson I've come to the conclusion nobody else could have played the part of Enid's ditched friend any better. Her sad eyes tell a bit of the story without even speaking.
Friendship is a major theme in the plot, and friendships change, as do priorities, but have you ever really considered what apathy can do to your friendship? Two friends so connected, that when one gives up the real-world crashes down.
Throw in the pathetic nature of Steve Buscemi and you see where this film is heading.
It's sweet, it's cringey, it's a classic for the future.
very good filmBy Tedicus (22 reviews) from London , 16 Nov 2010Was very pleasantly surprised to find this movie engaging, witty in places and above all the characters so endearing. Thora Birch is brilliant in one of her early starring roles and with Buscemi they create a lovely tete a tete.
Great Take on Feminine YouthBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 25 Oct 2010This was an extremely clever film about youth in America, and particularly the feminine part of it. It's a cynical film that could only have been made in the USA, other countries don't do this theme so irreverently. The girls' performances are fantastic, and Steve Buscemi turns in another winning effort reminiscent of Woody Allen in parts. It's funny and a bit black, so be prepared.
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My favourite movie of all time!By alicaurusrex (1 review) from Poole , 30 Aug 2010This is hands down my favourite film ever. Of course I understand that the bleak sense of humour in it might not be to everyone's taste, but I dare any fan of indie alternative dark comedies not to fall in love with Enid, Seymour and the other weird and wonderful characters in this movie. MUST SEE!
Will Normans bus ever come?By jesuskenevil (246 reviews) from Bruton , 18 May 2010Ghost World is sad, funny, insightful and futile by equal measures, detailing two friends different journeys out of school and into the 'adult' world. The performances here are touching and real, even when the situations aren't. Lovely and a bit boo hoo.