Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Ghost World

I saw 'Ghost World' last night, and it's been going round in my head ever since. I heartily recommend it. It's so terribly sad. it's the story of a teenage girl (Thora Birch) who is too intelligent to really be a success at anything, or enjoy most people's company, and her relationship with her slightly-more-normal friend (Scarlett Johansson), and with a much older man (Steve Buscemi) who is a bit too much like her. What it made me think is - where is there to go? Where is outside?

It reminded me, though there's no obvious resemblance, of the TV documentary series 'Seven Up', which follows a bunch of kids as they grow up and find jobs. Watching that program it seems as if all resistance ends in surrender.

But am I being pessimistic? Did you get something more from this film than a celebration of our failure, perhaps at best our courage in failure?
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