Ghost World

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Offbeat indie dramedy will resonate with older teens.

R 2001 111 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

such a cute and fun movie

this was a very fun movie! there’s quite a lot of language, mostly being spoken by 18 year old characters. nothing that a kid wouldn’t hear in school or on social media. a little bit of talk about sex and masturbation , but it could go right over someone’s head. no actual sex, two people lay in bed together. very funny and relatable characters!

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Great messages
age 15+

Different & cool!

This is probably one of my all time favorite movies ever! I first caught this on late night TV and watched the entire thing, then bought it shortly after. I love the quirkiness of it and how different it is than most films shown today. It's very retro and the music is funny. Best friends Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are outcasts who criticize pretty much everyone they come in contact with. Enid seems the most opinionated and Becca seems more quiet yet together. You rarely see the two smiling except if it's a mean comment about someone or something. After graduating high school, the two make fun of an ad in the personals section of the paper by a loser named Seymour and decide to play a prank on him, inviting him to a fake date to watch him leave empty handed. Soon after following him around, Enid finally talks to him during a garage sale and instantly develops a "thing" for him as she eventually grows more and more attracted to him. Becca just thinks she's nuts. The two girls' friendship starts to lessen when Enid starts hanging out more with Seymour than her own best friend Becca causing a lot more arguments and jealously amongst them. When Seymour surprisingly finds the perfect woman with Enid's help, Enid becomes jealous and breaks their relationship, sleeping with him and then taking off due to her insecurities. The story ends kind of cold. There's no violence except for some verbal abuse, language is very strong and frequent with lots of "F" words, there is teen drinking & smoking. Enid is tipsy from alcohol and sleeps with Seymour - just kissing and laying in bed is shown, some flirting, a sex shop is shown in a comedic way with Enid making fun of all the merchandise and the "creeps" who go there. Great funny movie that you can watch over & over. Okay for ages 16++!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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