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Ghost World / Ghostworld

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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
8.08 /10
Enid: Thora Birch , Rebecca: Scarlett Johansson, Seymour: Steve Buscemi
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Directed by: Terry Zwigoff
Written by: Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes

Released: 2001
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 111

A teenage outsider (Thora Birch) looks down on losers, weirdos and old people but then finds herself being attracted to one (Steve Buscemi).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Director Terry Zwigoff and his co-writer Daniel Clowes have an acute eye for the cultural conformity that passes in America for freedom. There's a delightful cameo from Illeana Douglas as a grievously under-talented art teacher ("My own background," she says cheerily as our heroine understandably rolls her eyes, "is in video and performance art"). But a few witty lines and strong acting can't disguise the fact that the satire lacks bite, and the plot goes nowhere.

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