Ghost World


Release Date: 2001
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Running Time: 111 minutes
Cast: Thora Birch, Steve Buscemi, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban, Brad Renfro, Scarlett Johansson
Comic Artist: Daniel Clowes
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Misanthropy was never so much fun, and the boredom of contemporary adolescence has rarely been so thrilling. Terry Zwigoff's elegant adaptation of Daniel Clowes's comic concentrates on the friendship of Enid and Rebecca (Thora Birch and Scarlett Johannson), two sarcastic, defiantly nonconformist teenagers enduring a world that falls unredeemably short of their standards of coolness. Steve Buscemi plays a middle-aged record collector whose accidental friendship with Enid propels her into one of the funniest and most convincing coming-of-age stories in recent years.

© A. O. Scott, The New York Times

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