There is something in a tone of this flick that feels timeless and relatable for every generation. A street smart dialogues shine as a comic reliefs. But, beneath the comedy and cultural references, lies a sorrowful story of longing and heartache that is inflicted from everyone to anyone. It's a fashionable scrapbook and postcard from a places that will never be visited. And it's worthy of its reputation.
It's a fine film and a compelling coming-of-age narrative, even if I found the mean spiritedness to be off-putting at a times. It lacks more Scarlett Jo, as her presence informs Birch's character. Still, the real MVP is Buscemi who might just give his best performance in the role of a loveless man stuck to a nostalgic past he never experienced.
Quotes, quotes, quotes everywhere. From time to time, you have to find a movie that comunicates with your soul and your own existential problems, a movie that you love more because it's about your life than anything else. Despite that, it has also a great cast, dialogue, and a surprising directing from the man who made one of my favourite documentaries ever ("Crumb").
I'm closer now in age to Steve Buscemi's character than Thora Birch's, and Ghost World looks all the better for it. The first act, heavy in dark comedy, no longer delights me—I find it too misanthropic. But the rest of the movie puts it in soulful relief: it's a movie about getting passed an age where you think you're smarter than you are, and arriving at an age where you *feel* more than you snark. A beautiful film.
88/100 (Topluma aykırıysan yada biraz daha sert konuşacaksam ; Eğer topluma göre fazlaysan. Gerek zeka gerek vicdan olarak. Yanlızsındır. Filmi izlerken sık sık aklıma "Un Homme Qui Dort" başyapıtı geldi. Aynı yanlızlık, aynı marjinal bırakılma durumu. Bu insanlar marjinal değil, bence dünyadaki sahte insanlar fazla olmalarına rağmen marjinaller. Filmin eksikleri var ama görmezden gelinmeli.)