Ghost World (2001)
USA / English
"Accentuate the negative. "Enid and Rebecca are social outsiders who, after graduating from high school, play a mean prank on a middle-aged geek.
It's not Daria, and if you don't get it, don't bitch
The first time I saw this movie I f***ing went insane! Best movie I had
ever seen! I saw it on the first day of school that year, so it started me
off pumped. It meant so much to me, and accentuated and made sense of
parts of my life. I cannot explain how close I am to this movie. My best
fiend saw it with me too, and we have been a lot closer since then.
It was very smartly written, realistic as hell- not necessarily the
actions, but the feelings behind the actions taken in this movie.
It is basically about this girl named Enid (Thora Birch) who has
graduated high school, and doesn't know where her life is going. She
discriminates against others, though I think that most of the time, she is
justified. Enid and her friend Rebecca are spending the whole movie
thinking about getting an apartment, but Enid procrastinates. She
stops caring about anything that will help her in life, and entertains
herself by hating everything that she can. This makes her depressed, and
she loves it. Enid becomes involved with an older jazz/ragtime enthusiast
named Seymour (Steve Buscemi) who has issues relating to others. Enid
is intrigued by him, and feels that he can relate to her better than
else that she knows in her world. Seymour is her drug.
As a drama, Ghost World was great. The first half of the movie,
though, was one of the funniest, darkest setups I have ever seen. A lot of
sarcastic humor that many would call ______ist, but whatever. It's got
of the best one liners I've ever heard.
I will not go on and on about the ending, because other reviewers
overly voiced their 10 line opinions about how it's so good that it's gone
past bad and back to good again or really "sucky and artsy". About the
ending, I will say this- It is not a normal Hollywood ending. That's good.
Hollywood is redundant.
"A tampon in a teacup?"
"It's my response to a women's right to choose. It's something I
super strongly about!"
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