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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.more
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


Illeana Douglas
as Roberta Allsworth
Bob Balaban
as Enid's Father
Teri Garr
as Maxine
Debra Azar
as Melorra
Pat Healy
as John Ellis
Brian George
as Sidewinder Boss
Rini Bell
as Graduation Speaker
Lindsey Girardot
as Vanilla/Graduation R...
Joy Bisco
as Jade/Graduation Rapp...
Venus DeMilo Thomas
as Ebony/Graduation Rap...
Ashley Peldon
as Margaret
Janece Jordan
as Black Girl
Kaileigh Martin
as Snotty Girl
Alexander Fors
as Hippy Boy
Marc Vann
as Jerome/Angry Guy
James Sie
as Steven/Asian Guy
Paul Keith
as Fussy Guy/Paul
David Cross
as Pushy Guy/Gerrold
J.J. Bad Boy Jones
as Fred Chatman
Dylan Jones
as Red-Haired Girl
Steve Pierson
as Blueshammer Member
Jake LaBotz
as Blueshammer Member
Johnny Irion
as Blueshammer Member
Nate Wood
as Blueshammer Member
Charles Schneider
as Joey McCobb
Edward T. McAvoy
as Mr. Satanist
Sid Garza-Hillman
as Zine-O-Phobia Creep
Joshua Wheeler
as Zine-O-Phobia Creep
Patrick Fishler
as Masterpiece Video Cl...
Daniel Graves
as Masterpiece Video Cu...
Matt Doherty
as Masterpiece Video Em...
Joel Michaely
as Porno Customer
Debi Derryberry
as Rude Coffee Customer
Joe Sikora
as Reggae Fan
Brett Gilbert
as Alien Autopsy Guy
Alex Solowitz
as Cineplex Manager
Tony Ketcham
as Alcoholic Customer
Mary Bogue
as Popcorn Customer
Brian Jacobs
as Soda Customer
Patrick Yonally
as Garage Sale Hipster
Lauren Bowles
as Angry Garage Sale Wo...
Lorna Scott
as Art Show Curator
Jeff Murray
as Roberta's Colleague
Jerry Rector
as Dana's Co-Worker
John Bunnell
as Seymour's Boss
Diane Salinger
as Psychiatrist
Anna Berger
as Seymour's Mother
Bruce Glover
as Feldman/Wheelchair G...
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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

Super Reviewer

Nothing comes close.

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer


Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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