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November 13, 2005

Ghost World - 6

This film is based on the comic book of the same name by Daniel Clowes. The basic plot follows two recent high school graduates. They are rather eccentric and the film is mostly their conversations and their take on popular culture. It has many funny lines but remains serious in its depiction of the struggle in finding ones identity -loving and being loved. Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch play the characters well (Birch was the daughter in American Beauty, I didn't realize that until I looked it up on the IMDB). If you like independent films this is high on the list of films to see. If you are looking for a point that you can half sleep through, try...I don't need to be specific there are plenty of them, most involving the latest "hot" actors or actresses.

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