Ghost World Movie Review Summary

Actors: Thora Birch, Steve Buscemi

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Ghost World

In this comedy two girls graduate from high school. They both love to bug other people. Their latest victim is a weird loner. One of the girls starts to fall in love with this guy and when they do the girls start to grow farther apart.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Just out of high school, best friends Enid and Becky are counter-culture rebels (Enid more than Becky), talk about moving in together, and have a crush on classmate Josh. One day they play a prank on a lonely, nerdy middle aged guy named Seymour, but the joke backfires and Enid checks him out further and decides to find him a girlfriend. While Becky lands a job in a coffee place, Enid eludes employment and her overly solicitous dad, and draws the weird world around her in her journal. Directed by "Crumb" director Terry Zwigoff and based on Daniel Clewes's graphic novel, "Ghost World" is not an eventful or deeply moving film, but it's quirky fun, and the performance of Buscemi as Seymour (for once, a SWEETLY weird character) and Birch as Enid (she was Spacey's daughter in "American Beauty") carry the movie nicely, though it ends a little vaguely.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Script Analysis of Ghost World

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   trouble at work Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   learns to be more sensitive Comedy or Parody about    -   californians

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   comics

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like Ghost World

Ghost World Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian