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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prízracný svet  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$98,791, 22 July 2001, Limited Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cashier at Zine-O-Phobia who is talking about how to remove flesh from a corpse is also leafing through a supplemental catalog from Loompanics Unlimited, a company that sells controversial and unusual books. The book with the reddish cover on the counter in front of the cashier is "Secrets of a Super Hacker" (it's about computers, not machetes) which is available from Loompanics. See more »


Seymour tucks his shirt in twice. See more »


[Enid takes Rebecca to a "party" at Seymour's place, which is really just a gathering of nerdy record collectors]
Jerome, the Angry Guy - Record Collector: Some records I will pay serious money for, provided they're a sincere V-plus. Other than that, I just prefer to have them on CD.
Steven, the Asian Guy - Record Collector: But CDs will never have the presence of an original 78.
Jerome, the Angry Guy - Record Collector: Wrong! A digital transfer adequately mastered will sound identical to the original. Do you have a decent equalizer?
Steven, the Asian Guy - Record Collector: I have a Klipsch 2B3.
Jerome, the Angry Guy - Record Collector: [talking with his mouth full] Well, obviously the problem! You ...
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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

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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