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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Smart, surpassingly odd, extremely funny and mysteriously endearing at the same time.

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    There's a loneliness at the heart of this world, and Ghost World, that's really touching -- and a bit scary, too. show more

  • 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

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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)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy