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Set during the summer after they graduate from high school, two ultra-hip friends, Enid and Becky fear drifting apart when Enid considers moving across the country to attend college. When Enid develops an attraction to offbeat Seymour and Becky sets her sights on Josh - on whom both girls have a crush - their friendship is forever changed.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"The greatest distinction of "Ghost World" is its singular spirit. Here's a dark, deadpan comedy about alienated kids that manages to be smart, surpassingly odd, extremely funny and mysteriously endearing at the same time."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"By sharp turns poignant, disturbing and hysterically funny."
‑ Ken Eisner, Variety
"While this isn't a showy or flashy movie, it has social, psychological, and ultimately mystical overtones that raise it leagues above most other teen-centered comedies."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Like "Rushmore" with a female slant, "Ghost World" tackles the true torches we often keep to ourselves as well as the struggle of feeling like a specter, or, as Enid says, as though "everyone's too stupid to realize you.""
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"If more people appreciated stories like this, movies and comic books would be better off."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"See it for Birch's hostile stare and Johansson's devastating monotone."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"It isn't a perfect film, but it's never less than strikingly original."
‑ , Time Out
"The modest yet redeeming triumph of Ghost World is the offhand way it brings to the screen a streak of American dark humor that is dour, resilient and unexpectedly infectious."
‑ Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun
"...satisfying in ways that more than compensate for the film's soft ending."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Anyone who grew up in the suburbs or ever felt out of place will find something to relate to in this film."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"Most of Ghost World is funny, but the laughs are inextricably tied to the painful alienation and self-loathing that comes with living on society's fringes."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Zwigoff pulls off something in Ghost World that seems a minor miracle -- he creates someone with a complex inner life."
‑ Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
"A top draw adaptation of a cracking comic-book."
‑ , Film4
"Has some grade A talent behind it, but it lacks any of the heart or emotion of the coming of age brand the film aspires toward..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"his is 'teen comedy' of startling sophistication -- with horribly funny bits as well. A true original, with sharp humour, subtle detail and painfully realistic characters."
‑ Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine
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