• Ghost World (2001)

Ghost World

Release Date: July 20th, 2001

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2002

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

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. When Enid takes an interest in the offbeat Seymour (Steve Buscemi) and Rebecca focuses her attention on their mutual romantic fixation Josh (Brad Renfro), the girls' friendship is forever changed.

Cast: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban, Stacey Travis, Debra Azar

Director: Terry Zwigoff

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: United Artists, Jersey Films

Keywords: Friend, Friendship, 2000s, Father, Temptation, Brooding, School

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I wanted to hug this movie. It takes such a risky journey and never steps wrong. It creates specific, original, believable, lovable characters, and meanders with them through their inconsolable days, never losing its sense of humor. show more

  • 88
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Funny, insightful, unpredictable and blessed with pitch-perfect performances, Ghost World is one of the year's best movies. show more

  • 88
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    A unique bond still develops between the two outcasts, leading to an unexpected resolution that ends this subtle, deeply humane movie on an ambiguous, but unmistakably hopeful, note. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)