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Based on the well-known comic, GHOST WORLD tells the story of neo-cool Enid and Rebecca who, faced with graduation take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. When Enid takes an interest in the offbeat Seymour and Rebecca focuses her attention on their mutual romantic fixation Josh, the girls' friendship is forever changed.
Comedy Drama - Although it focuses on teen characters, adults will perhaps have
more appreciation for this darkly comic look at teen angst. Adult
themes and sexual situations make the film inappropriate for young
PROFANITY: Frequent use of strong profanity. SEX/NUDITY: Talk, plus glimpses of sex toys. VIOLENCE: Some brief comic fights. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Teen drinking, plus tobacco use. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Dark, cynical humor.
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Review Very Good "a buoyant, funny, and disarmingly humane
comedy of beautiful losers in revolt. "Ghost World'' is a movie for anyone
who ever felt imprisoned by life but crazy about it anyway.''
Review Very Good "Ghost World
will raise filmgoers' spirits with its subversive humor and satirical jabs at
pop culture. You'd almost have to be six feet under to resist the eccentric fun
this movie scares up. Simultaneously poignant, intelligent and edgy, it
transports us to those awkward days just after high school graduation as
responsible adulthood looms large.''
Review Excellent "So downscale it's liberating, so downbeat it's uplifting,
this wry, poignant adaptation of Daniel Clowes' comic novel nails down the
present state of youth's constant -and probably futile-search for authenticity
in a hostile universe of convenience stores and theme restaurants."
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Review Very Good "Big-screen comic book adaptations are usually
overbudgeted action spectacles on the order of X-MEN, but this mordantly funny,
emotionally piquant depiction of post-adolescent angst also has its roots in the
graphic novel format.''
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Based on the popular and highly-acclaimed underground comic book by Daniel Clowes, GHOST WORLD is a raw-edged comedy about two teenage girls, Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), who are out of sync with the world around them. Their uncensored commentary spares no one as they try to find a place for themselves in a modern America of endless strip malls and fast-food chains. After graduating from high school, they face an unpleasant immediate future: crappy jobs and slim prospects for romance. While Rebecca gets a job at the local coffee franchise and starts saving for the apartment they always planned on, Enid becomes involved with an alienated malcontent named Seymour (Steve Buscemi). As they edge toward the unfathomable mystery of adulthood in a world in decline, Enid and Rebecca struggle to maintain their identity and the bonds that kept them sane.