hayden’s review published on Letterboxd:
Although the cast are convincing and dislikable when asked to be, Ghost World is unfortunately a little too paint-by-numbers for it to really stand out. Most tropes of coming of age, relationship dramas are rocking in full-force here and although they absolutely work here, it makes this film feel a bit like clutter on a crowded shelf of the genre. Buscemi and Birch are great on-screen together and are wildly uncomfortable to watch, but its not quite enough for me to believe this as such an iconic film as many others do. Ghost World is by no means a poor film but it just doesn't command the emotional investment other pieces in this genres do.