Being a fan of Hocus Pocus it was kind of hard getting use to Thora Birch go from that little girl with a big mouth to this teenager with a dirty mouth but hey everybody grows up. Ghost World is just that, you don't know too many people with a life as weird as Enid's or someone that is has a best friend that is the total opposite of everything they are. And you really don't see a lot of teens that fall in love with middle-aged men that have a life revolving around old vinyl records.
You get a look in the life of a young girl with no life but at the same time she has a secret one that involves her dating a middle-aged loser. The loser also known as Seymour doesn't know that Enid and her friend Rebecca are playing with his head and they're only using him for comedy. Seymour is so weird and such a loser that Enid actually starts to like him for being different from the world like she is. And there's your Ghost film but somewhere it catches you and you can't stop watching it.
To some people it may be boring and pointless but you have to know that HBO does play it at crazy hours in the morning and it does seem to be a better movie when your half dead. The acting is very good and I must admit that I didn't expect Thora Birch to outshine Scarlett Johansson but she played her odd character very well and that's what made the movie. The film turns into one of those stupid comedies with a dash of weird and you get a lot of laughs out of this one so it's definitely worth at least one view.
I finally saw Ghost World a couple years ago and it was one of the best things I've done for myself. Buying it on dvd shortly thereafter, I've been in love with it ever since. This and Bob Brozman's Live in Germany (a concert dvd I know Seymour would love) are the dvds I've seen more than any others I own. This is one of my favorite American movies of my lifetime. I think it has a huge amount of depth... truth. It's a movie that stars 2 teens (or maybe early 20s at the time … more
Enid isn't normal - she wouldn't want to be. Neither are her friends. Rebecca, Enid's best friend, isn't so sure of what she's looking for. Enid is strong. She decides to search for her dreams. Rebecca looks to find safety. Who will succeed? An excellent comic adaption with great actors!
If you've ever felt alienated by the world around you,Ghost Worldwill offer laughter, tears, and reassurance that you are definitely not alone. Adapted by Daniel Clowes andCrumbdirector Terry Zwigoff from Clowes's acclaimed graphic novel, the movie spends summer vacation with high school graduates Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlet Johansson). They inflict little tortures on the denizens of urban sprawl, wielding scathing irony as a defense against a "ghost world" full of pop-cultural lemmings and uncertain futures. But when Enid picks a 40-ish vintage-record collector (Steve Buscemi) as the target of her latest cruel prank, she finds herself unexpectedly attracted to him ("he's the opposite of everything I completely hate") and is forced to confront her own crushing loneliness. This combination of deadpan sarcasm and deeply compassionate humanity makesGhost Worlda rare and delicate comedy, with an ambiguous ending that suggests tragedy or hope, depending on your own point of view.--Jeff Shannon