Ghost World (2001)



Critic Consensus: With acerbic wit, Terry Zwigoff fashions Daniel Clowes' graphic novel into an intelligent, comedic trip through deadpan teen angst.

Movie Info

Set during the summer after they graduate from high school, two ultra-hip friends, Enid and Becky fear drifting apart when Enid considers moving across the country to attend college. When Enid develops an attraction to offbeat Seymour and Becky sets her sights on Josh - on whom both girls have a crush - their friendship is forever changed.

Rating: R (for strong language and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 5, 2002
Box Office: $4.7M
United Artists - Official Site


as Roberta Allsworth

as Enid's Father

as Maxine

as Melorra

as John Ellis

as Sidewinder Boss

as Graduation Speaker

as Weird Al

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as Ebony/Graduation Rap...

as Margaret

as Black Girl

as Snotty Girl

as Hippy Boy

as Jerome/Angry Guy

as Steven/Asian Guy

as Fussy Guy/Paul

as Pushy Guy/Gerrold

as Fred Chatman

as Red-Haired Girl

as Blueshammer Member

as Blueshammer Member

as Blueshammer Member

as Blueshammer Member

as Joey McCobb

as Mr. Satanist

as Zine-O-Phobia Creep

as Zine-O-Phobia Creep

as Masterpiece Video Cl...

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as Masterpiece Video Em...

as Porno Customer

as Rude Coffee Customer

as Reggae Fan

as Alien Autopsy Guy

as Cineplex Manager

as Alcoholic Customer

as Popcorn Customer

as Soda Customer

as Garage Sale Hipster

as Angry Garage Sale Wo...

as Art Show Curator

as Roberta's Colleague

as Dana's Co-Worker

as Seymour's Boss

as Psychiatrist

as Seymour's Mother

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Critic Reviews for Ghost World

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (39)

The greatest distinction of "Ghost World" is its singular spirit. Here's a dark, deadpan comedy about alienated kids that manages to be smart, surpassingly odd, extremely funny and mysteriously endearing at the same time.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

See it for Birch's hostile stare and Johansson's devastating monotone.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

Most of Ghost World is funny, but the laughs are inextricably tied to the painful alienation and self-loathing that comes with living on society's fringes.

Full Review… | July 14, 2010
AV Club
Top Critic

By sharp turns poignant, disturbing and hysterically funny.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Top Critic

It isn't a perfect film, but it's never less than strikingly original.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Zwigoff pulls off something in Ghost World that seems a minor miracle -- he creates someone with a complex inner life.

Full Review… | April 21, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ghost World


Dull and listless despite the good cast.

jay nixon

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Nothing comes close.

Coxxie Mild Sauce

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