Ghost World

2 out of 5 snowstones

As a comics fan, my first reponse upon hearing about the movie "Ghost World" was to buy the graphic novel it's based on.
The book is anecdotal, funny, and -especially- desolate. The characters dwell through empty, starkly lifeless streets. This boring suburbia helps explain the selfish behavior of angsty adolescent Enid Coleslaw.
In Enid's more recognizable movie universe, her behavior becomes crueler. The movie also explains what the book leaves unsaid. A workable but flawed adaptation remains of the superior comic. I don't regret not seeing the movie earlier, and I recommend "David Boring" by the same author (Daniel Clowes).

Posted by cronopio at 01:35 PM, August 01, 2006