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Movie Review: Ghost World

Directed By: Terry Zwigoff

Release Year: 2001

Length: 1 hour 51 minutes

Short Synopsis:

A movie adapted from Daniel Clowes’s comic book of the same title, … 320 more words

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Ghost World (2001)

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. 143 more words


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Meara Brady, Jeff Broitman, and Rebecca Martin talk “Ghost World” (2001).

The story of neo-cool Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) who, faced with graduation from high school, take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. 31 more words

Devil Got My Woman

By Jeff Broitman

Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World inhabits an America that really doesn’t exist anymore. Made in 2001, it creates a very specific universe that our characters live in, and vividly presents the exhaustion of growing up too smart for your own good. 785 more words

Misfits and Lovers

by Ian Mason

What a sad, observant film is Terry Zwigoff’s 2001 adaption of the Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel of the same name. The film relates the story of Enid and Seymour (Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi), two social misfits whose lives become intertwined when Ingrid amusedly, and somewhat mean spiritedly, responds to a personal ad that Seymour has placed in a local newspaper (yes, this all takes place in the halcyon pre-internet days) in the hopes of reconnecting with a woman he met at the airport. 465 more words

A Remedial High School Art Class for Fuck Ups and Retards: An Essay on Ghost World

Essay by Ava Nancy

As a self-identifying outcast and movie-lover in high school, Ghost World was a very welcome addition to my vocabulary. Although I first watched the movie almost ten years after its original release in 2001, I still related heavily with Enid and Rebecca’s mis/adventures in the mundane. 1,288 more words

A Look Back: Ghost World

“High school is like the training wheels for the bicycle of real life.” That’s not the main character (Thora Birch) or any of the main characters in “Ghost World,” but their senior class graduation speaker, who’s busy imparting life lessons onstage at the start of the movie. 460 more words

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