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Ghost World [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 32688625
  • Release Date: 05/30/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary featuring Zwigoff, Ghost World comic creator and film cowriter Daniel Clowes, and producer Lianne Halfon
    • Deleted scenes
    • Extended excerpt from Gumnaam (1965) featuring the Bollywood number that appears in Ghost World's opening sequence, with commentary
    • New interviews with actors Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Illeana Douglas
    • Trailer

    Synopsis


    Ghost World
    Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff, who enjoyed breakthrough success with his 1994 documentary Crumb, shifts gears as he examines the lives of two young women on the verge of leaving their adolescence behind in his first dramatic feature. Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are two close friends who've just graduated from high school, and are trying to decide what to do with their lives. Enid is a dark-haired arch cynic who is tired of living at home with her ineffectual dad (Bob Balaban) and his annoyingly perky girlfriend Maxine (Teri Garr), while Rebecca is prettier and a bit cheerier, but no more certain about her future. While the two girls have vague plans of getting an apartment together, they seem content to while away their summer hanging out and indulging in their shared infatuation with Josh (Brad Renfro), a friend from school who works at a convenience store and doesn't seem to be especially attracted to either of them. Enid discovers that in order to get her diploma, she'll have to take an additional class over the summer, where she winds up studying art with Roberta (Illeana Douglas), who is determined to encourage Enid's creative impulses, whether Enid likes it or not. More significantly, Enid meets Seymour (Steve Buscemi), a geeky record collector more than twice her age, and while they would seem to have little in common (and Rebecca thinks he's a creep), Enid discovers a kindred spirit in fellow misfit Seymour, who shares her disgust with the world around them, and a relationship begins to develop between the two. Ghost World is based on the award-winning graphic novel by comic artist Daniel Clowes, who also wrote the film's screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Thora Birch
      Thora Birch - Enid
    • Steve Buscemi
      Steve Buscemi - Seymour
    • Scarlett Johansson
      Scarlett Johansson - Becky
    • Brad Renfro
      Brad Renfro - Josh
    • Illeana Douglas
      Illeana Douglas - Roberta



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Classic

      Posted
      mandibleclaw138
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      First saw this when I was in high school and have revisited it a few times since then. Good on Criterion it for adding it to the collection. Good amount of supplemental features and superb visual/audio quality. Great cast, great story, great music. BUY THIS.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A very good, quirky, little film.

      Posted
      varmintx
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      Terry Zwigoff's adaptation of Ghost World is a unique film that discusses a subject not broached too often, and certainly not in this way. The Criterion blu-ray is beautiful.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie!

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      nport1
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      I love these kinds of movies, they are great for movie night or weekend party. Great acting by Thora Birch,Scarlett Johansson, and Steve Buscemi.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie!

      Posted
      Charlobby
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      Quirky comedy, with great performances from Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi. Picture and sound are a huge improvement over the DVD.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Finally on Blu-ray in the U.S.!

      Posted
      Charlobby
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      Quirky comedy starring Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi. Picture and sound are fantastic. Criterion does it again!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Film

      Posted
      scherry1
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      Best audio and video ever! So happy this is on bluray!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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