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What is so special about the story is the connection between the two romantic leads. Swayze plays Sam Wheat, who, with his longtime girlfriend Molly, is remodeling a penthouse apartment in New York, where they soon live together, completely happy and in love. We have no reason to question the love story angle because the direction and acting tell us from the very beginning the nature of their relationship, and does it in understandable terms. Sam also works for a major banking corporation, where he has a best friend Carl, who seems more than willing to take certain workloads off of Sam's shoulders. One night, Sam and Molly are set upon by a thief, who demands Sam's wallet, and after a struggle, Sam is left with a fatal gunshot wound. Of course, being dead, he is now a ghost, and must watch as Molly comes to the realization that her lover is dead.
The acting of these two actors is what makes all of this incredibly affecting, most especially Molly's coping with Sam's sudden exit from her life. She keeps his personal things, as well as any little scrap of paper or memory she can hold onto, with Sam watching all of this from behind her shoulder and Carl trying his best to comfort and console her. Sam soon pays a visit to a con artist medium named Otta Mae Brown, played by Whoopi Goldberg, who is the only person that Sam is able to talk to.Read more ›
It's a tear jerker, especially the scene in which ghost and Goldberg revisit Moore in a passionate, loving, romantic sayonara interlude set to the music of the Righteous brothers.
Marvelous sentimental schmaltz that works perfectly in every way.
Yes, it is a moving story, one that will make you cheer and will make you cry, but in the end, it will leave something behind in you. The story is original, fast paced and well crafted. You not will not get lost in this movie, and the timing is perfect.
This is the movie that re-made the Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" hit for them a second time. This song is perfect for this movie, and delivers the added puch to the scene it is in.
If you have not seen this move - SEE IT! If you have a DVD, this is mandatory for any collection. Is this for children? It is in my opinion too intense for under 14. This is a modern love story, and should be seen with the one you love or intend to.
In DVD Format, the soundtrack surrounds you and adds something that you can't get from network TV - and un-interrupted. It is a vital part of this movie
A "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
Rather shallow indeed compared to its source material (Shakespeare's "Hamlet"), "Ghost" nonetheless manages a certain level of effectiveness, mainly due to Swayze's gifted portrayal of the wronged man--but Moore herself is really given nothing to do (with the exception of weeping), and director Zucker knows how to handle a romantic ghost tale in the mainstream American movie way...but all of this is a bit too safe to be a genuinely supernatural story, and the interlocking plot featuring corporate corruption and street crime feels a little less involved than it should (Zucker offers no commentary on these things, they simply are). But "Ghost" is enjoyable on the level of a romantic movie, and that certainly says much about its popularity and phenomenal box office intake.
There is one significant scene that separates "Ghost" from the world of ghost cinema though, and that is the scene in which the spirit separates itself from the body after a tragic occurrence. This is a great (and I suspect, accurate) idea of what it may be like to die--this is similar to the experience that you have when falling a ways to the ground. You know that you are going to fall and you sort of "lean in" to it before it happens, having the feeling that you can't avoid it.Read more ›
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I saw this movie as a kid. It was great! I saw it again as an adult and it was just okay. The effects of when the spirits or ghouls came to take people away were pretty cheesy. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Rachel Sanyal
very good love story. We need more of them instead of all the violence coming out now.Published 6 days ago by Barbara Lankford
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