* AdaptationDisplacement: At the time, the film adaptation overshadowed the graphic novel, and the comic became more famous for having been made into a film (people were still working out that non-superhero comics even existed). Since then the graphic novel has become an artform equally as visible as the prose novel, and Ghost World remains a defining work in the medium. The film Ghost World has in hindsight become a minor work in the 90s indie boom, and more famous for its link to the novel than vice-versa.
* AwardSnub: Steve Buscemi received several awards and a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, but was snubbed an Oscar nomination.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: When Enid shows Seymour the second half of her sketchbook, and calls him her hero... awwww.
** A more bittersweet yet still heartwarming moment just after, when Enid and Rebecca hold hands on the bench.
* HollywoodHomely: Considering that Enid and Rebecca are played by Creator/ThoraBirch and Creator/ScarlettJohansson respectively, this definitely applies.
** Same goes for the comic, really. Enid's supposed to be kind of plain, but the way she's drawn is incredibly [[MoeMoe d'aww-inducing]], particularily the rare occasions WhenSheSmiles.
*** Becky in the film is not meant to be homely--several guys are clearly attracted to her.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Bob Balaban and Teri Garr both had large roles in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', but didn't share any scenes.
** They also play Phoebe's biological parents on ''{{Friends}}''.
* LesYay: Enid and Rebecca display some characteristics.
** Again, the park bench hand holding scene.
* MisaimedFandom: If you relate to Enid and subscribe to her point of view, that's probably not something to be proud of.
* SpiritualLicensee: May be the closest thing we'll get to a live-action ''{{Daria}}'' movie. Funny, because the comic predates ''Daria'' by several years.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Roberta Allsworth's attitude towards her art.
* {{The Woobie}}: Seymour's had it pretty rough. He does have an aggressive side however, which sometimes leads to trouble.