Ghost World

Ghost World

A FILM BY: Terry Zwigoff
WRITTEN BY: Daniel Clowes
STARRING: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson

Presented by The Chicago Film Society

Adapted by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff from the former's underground graphic novel, GHOST WORLD remains the definitive portrait of post-high school ennui, quarter-age disaffection, and the everyday oppression thrust upon us by other people. Best friends Enid (Thora Birch) and Becky (Scarlett Johansson) are finally ready to find a place of their own amid the strip malls of greater Los Angeles, but their mutual contempt for goody-two-shoes classmates, extroverted pseudo-bohemians, and yuppie 'zine entrepreneurs may not be sufficient to bridge their increasingly divergent values. The greatest stumbling block is Seymour (Steve Buscemi), the self-loathing record collector who sets Enid's heart aflutter and sends Becky rushing to get a job. We memorized every line of this tender firecracker as teenagers and can't believe it's finally reached the age of maturity.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2001
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 111 mins
Format: 35mm