Thursday, March 10, 2011

My review of another ten-year-old movie

Thora Birch as Enid
I don't know enough about movies to even call them "films" or "the cinema."  All I know is what I like, and I like a movie called "Ghost World."  Here is a link to the trailer.

Birch and Steve Buscemi
Yes that is Scarlett on the left!
It came out in 2001 and it turns out to have been based upon a graphic novel or comic book of some sort. The plot revolves around a couple of misfit high-school graduates, Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson, and how they try to find their way in a world in which they don't belong.  Of course, there is some sort of law in Hollywood that if you are making a movie about oddballs who don't fit in anywhere, you have to have Steve Buscemi play the part of one of the oddballs.  And I like Steve Buscemi!  He was a New York firefighter before he became an actor, and you don't get to be one of those unless you can become one of the best firefighters in the world, so he's got that going for him.  He's good, and so are the two young women.  The movie shows up for free all the time on the MGM-HD channel, and it carries my personal recommendation -two hearty thumbs up!  Fine springtime fun!

The movie took in a whopping $8.7 million dollars in its theatrical release, which is roughly the amount spent on Jujubes at one of those Johnny Depp pirate movies, but how nice it is that financial success is not how we judge how much we like things!  If you ever felt like a chicken box dinner in a pheasant-under-glass world, this might be for you!

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