Have you seen Ghost World (Warning – iTunes link)? It is the $.99 iTunes movie of the week. It is a film based on a graphic novel, and had some pretty good reviews over at Rotten Tomatoes. But before you hear the words “graphic novel” and start thinking Sandman or Sin City, you have to know that this story seems a bit more subdued. After a few weeks of action rentals, we have something a bit more mellow.
Here is the description:
Thora Birch (American Beauty) and Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation) “sneak into your heart and stay there” (Rolling Stone) in this “eerie, masterful movie” (Movieline) from the acclaimed director of Crumb. Co-starring Brad Renfro (Deuces Wild), Illeana Douglas (Stir of Echos) and Steve Buscemi (Fargo) in “the best role of his career” (Movieline), Ghost World is a “smartly strange comedy [that] stands out like the Taj Mahal” (Time)! While their classmates head for college, Enid (Birch) and Rebecca (Johansson) focus their energies on tormenting those around them – from a goofy convenience store clerk (Renfro) to an eccentric art teacher (Douglas). But when they zero in on an oddball loner (Buscemi) looking for Miss Right, their seemingly innocent meddling threatens to shatter one of their hearts not to mention their lifelong friendship.
If you are into this type of movie, give it a shot and let me know what you think. If it is a keeper, I’ll give it a shot, after all, it’s only a buck. I am always looking for something good to pass the time on my iPhone during the commute. If you want to give it a shot, it is on sale May. 27, 2008 – Jun. 03, 2008.