365. Ghost World (2001)

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5.9 Pretty dull
  • Acting 5.7
  • Directing 6.2
  • Story 5.7
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Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch

Director: Terry Zwigoff

Running Time: 111 mins


Ghost World is an American film about two high school graduates who, while looking for their own apartment, come across a strange and awkward man looking for love, however they respond to him just a joke, which causes major complications amongst the two parties.

I found this film quite boring. Once again, this was a sort of surreal-realist comedy, and on the part of creating sheer surrealism, it worked fantastically, with awkward characters, weird ideas and very odd dialogue, which did entertain me quite a lot.

However that may have been all that was at all comedic in this film. On the side of making it realistic, with a good story, it fell down somewhat. Everything about this film was in truth very slow, dull, and not really entertaining enough to be classified as a decent comedy, nor dramatic and interesting enough to be a good drama.

I’ll also say that the way in which the storyline was taken from the halfway point in this film was very disappointing. There was a great opportunity, in my opinion, to take the story to an incredibly bizarre situation, in which the awkward man and the young girl get into some sort of a relationship, but that didn’t happen, instead, he appeared to fall right out of their lives, and the rest of the story seemed totally irrelevant to me.

Overall, I’ll give this a 5.9, because although it had some initially promising ideas about making an odd and entertaining film, it only managed to disappoint in the end.

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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com