Based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes, Ghost World is a dark comedy that follows the exploits of teenage outcasts Enid and Rebecca (Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson) as they navigate the many complexities of burgeoning adulthood. Central to the story is the unlikely friendship that Enid strikes up with a lonesome older man (played by Steve Buscemi), a curious relationship that drifts through various humorous and melancholy situations. It’s an original and often poignant look at alienation and identity, with Birch delivering a wonderfully deadpan and often hilarious performance, despite her entirely pessimistic attitude. It’s the type of film that’s just right when you’re in the mood for something just a little bit different.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Actor: Alex Solowitz, Ashley Peldon, Bob Balaban, Brad Renfro, Brian George, Bruce Glover, Charles C. Stevenson Jr., Daniel Graves, Dave Sheridan, David Cross, Debi Derryberry, Debra Azar, Diane Salinger, Ezra Buzzington, Illeana Douglas, James Sie, Joel Michaely, Joseph Sikora, Joy Bisco, Lauren Bowles, Lorna Scott, Marc Vann, Matt Doherty, Pat Healy, Patrick Fischler, Rini Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Stacey Travis, Steve Buscemi, T. J. Thyne, Teri Garr, Thora Birch, Tom McGowan, Will Forte
Director: Terry Zwigoff
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