Ghost World

Ghost World ★★★½

GHOST WORLD (15)
D: Terry Zwigoff
United Artists/Granada/Jersey Shore (Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich & Russell Smith)
USA 🇺🇸 2001
111 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff [based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes]
DP: Affonso Beato
Ed: Carole Kravetz
Mus: David Kitay
 
Thora Birch (Enid), Scarlett Johansson (Rebecca), Steve Buscemi (Seymour), Brad Renfro (Josh), Ileana Douglas (Roberta)
 
Indie comic book adaptation about two non-conformist teenage girls which seemed to be adored by critics but flew under the radar of mainstream audiences.
Thora Birch is great in this, however, her career seemed to fade into obscurity soon after while Scarlett Johansson became a global superstar. Steve Buscemi is the true star of the show as a delightful oddball, providing the majority of the film's best moments.
7/10