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Ghost World (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 September 2001 (USA)
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With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

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This is the story of Enid and Rebecca after they finish the high school. Both have problems relating to people and they spend their time hanging around and bothering creeps. When they meet Seymour who is a social outsider who loves to collect old 78 records, Enid's life will change forever. Written by eric from Mexico City

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Il y a une vie après le lycée... (France) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$98,791 (USA) (20 July 2001)

Gross:

$6,200,756 (USA) (1 February 2002)
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The two original movie posters on Enid's wall are Pufnstuf (starring Jack Wild and Billie Hayes) and The World of Henry Orient (starring Peter Sellers), a film about two teenage girls with similarities to Ghost World. See more »

Goofs

When the art teacher, Roberta, is asking Enid to explain her Coon Chicken piece, she shifts from fumbling with her art book in the wide shot to having her arms spread away from the book in the close-up shot. See more »

Quotes

Enid: [about Seymour's garage sale] It was so cute how he had his own little bags. I thought I was going to start crying.
Rebecca: Yeah, he should totally just kill himself.
[she looks through the classified ads in a newpaper]
Rebecca: Oh, here's one. Oh, but you have to share a non-smoking feminist and her two cats.
Enid: I don't know... I kinda like him. He's the exact opposite of everything I really hate. In a way, he's such a clueless dork, he's almost kinda cool.
Rebecca: That guy is many things but he's definetely not cool.
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits roll, there's another take of the scene where Seymour (Steve Buscemi) gets attacked by Doug in the minimart. Only this time, Buscemi's characer easily wins the fight, choking Doug with his own weapon, and stomps out triumphantly. He finishes with a bunch of Mr. Pink type dialogue. See more »

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Great movie
31 May 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It is so simple. Just an episode from the lives of two girls who have just finished high school. Nothing fancy, nothing spectacular, or unusual. Just a situation that we've all been through, but shown through a different set of eyes.

The performances by Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson (hottie), and Steve Buscemi are very good and the story is heart warming and often very funny.

Movies like this are seldom and Hollywood tends to make it's films unnecessarily spectacular these days. It sometimes works, but is often quite ridiculous. Think - Michael Bay.

This is film is highly recommended to anyone who cares about life. 10/10

Rated R: profanity


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