This is one of the most touching love stories ever made. (by lynx99)
Ghost is one of my favorite films. It is romantic and touching. Ghost shows the love that transcends even death. The chemistry between Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze is incredible. The way they look at one another is sexier than any of those very graphic "love scenes". They make a real romantic connection just through their eyes. Ghost not only has wonderful, likeable characters in Sam Wheat, Molly Jensen, and Oda Mae Brown, but it has an engrossing plot that moves right along. Entwined in all this is a beautiful score. The theme song "Ghost", written by Maurice Jarre <more>
specifically for the movie, is enchanting, and, of course, an oldie, "Unchained Melody", adds another magical touch to a magical film.
After so many years, every time when I see this movie again, it always makes my eyes water! This is basically a simple story. However, the script writer by Bruce Joel Rubin and the director by Jerry Zucker are intelligent. They made the simple story a touching, interesting one. I think most people cried at the end of the movie. This reminded me another commercial successful movie "Titanic" in the year 1997. The music composed by Maurice Jarre was so moving. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore played well, not to mention Whoopi Goldberg. Her performance was amazing! she also had <more>
excellent acting in Spielberg's early masterpiece "The Color Purple" The visual effects by ILM was extraordinary in that time. By and large, this touching movie is not only a huge commercial success, but also a classic!
One of my favorite films -- still moving and touching... (by MovieAddict2016)
It's hard for me to truly understand why a film such as "Ghost" appeals to my inner moviegoer so very much. Here's a film so full of clichés and tired ideas that somehow--miraculously--manage to stay fresh, presenting us with a great love story amidst an intriguing backdrop of murder and revenge. The only problem with the movie is Demi Moore's haircut, but that's an entirely different matter.The story is classic: Sam Patrick Swayze is a successful accountant earning the big bucks in the big city. He's got it all: A great job, a great apartment, a great <more>
girlfriend to share it with, and an overall great life. Curled up in bed with his girl, Molly Demi Moore , he watches a news program stating that an airplane crashed and everyone aboard the aircraft died. "Just imagine," he says. "In an instant--just like that. Bam." He is, of course, referring to the instantaneity of death.The irony in the situation is that we all know the same thing is about to happen to him, and indeed it does, when Sam is shot dead in front of Molly by a mysterious stranger who runs off into the night. Sam dies immediately, and it takes us a few moments to realize this--since we continue to see him run after the killer. It's then that it dawns on us: it's his ghost.Unable to make contact with the living, Sam follows Molly for weeks preceding his death. This is where that "SNL" skit came in--"Oh, Molly, don't do that, it's disgusting! There's a tissue right across the room!" I've got a bit more info on that later on. However, Sam soon realizes that his old friend and fellow accountant Tony Goldwyn had hired a man to shoot Sam because he had seen evidence of money laundering in one of the accounts.Now, in order to warn Molly of possible danger, Sam enlists the help of a psychic hoax Whoopi Goldberg to pay a visit to Molly and tell her the truth about everything. "Go away!" she yells as Sam taunts her with obnoxious songs until she agrees to tag along and go visit his old girlfriend.It's useless to delve any deeper into the plot, since it's all pretty predictable. But in all honesty, it's a fun ride getting to the end. This is a film that uses a tried-and-true formula of good vs. evil to achieve its goals. It's as old as the days and as true as nothing. I'm reminded of that speech about principals by Donald Kaufman in "Adaptation": "This works, and it has through all recorded time." No doubt he had "Ghost" in mind when he said that. I'm just joking. I do like the way "Ghost" uses its ideas of a ghost coming back to haunt his killer in a way different than most films, though. This ghost's intentions aren't to scare away people in a haunted mansion, but rather to reach out and touch the woman he once loved, and then--finally--to keep her from harm by seeking revenge on the baddies who plotted against him.I like the way one of the villains gets trapped in a bathroom and glances at a steamy window. The word, "Boo" suddenly appears as if someone was writing it, and with a scream the criminal flees the room and runs out into the street outside.If this were a horror film, the window gag might creep us out a bit and give us a chill or two. But "Ghost" uses the old ghost clichés--haunting people, making writing appear on windows, etc.--and makes us re-think them. Maybe that bartender from "The Shining" wasn't just a creepy old ghost. Maybe he was just having a bit of fun with Jack.Or...maybe not.That's where the film succeeds, I think: in its ideas, even if they have been done before. I also enjoyed Patrick Swayze's performance. Swayze is often ridiculed as an actor, and this caused him to sink back into the depths of unemployment for a number of years--now appearing in co-star roles and low-budget films--but I think he's a good actor with a likable on-screen personality. And he doesn't take himself too seriously, which is always a good thing. Anybody see that Hans and Franz skit on "Saturday Night Live" about ten years ago? Utterly hilarious. How about the "Ghost" parody? Okay, so Whoopi Goldberg didn't deserve the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Everyone knows it was just because the Academy was in a certain mood that year, where it felt that it had to give its appreciation to the black community of filmmakers, but it's a done deal and the movie is still a good love story, regardless of whether or not one of its actresses didn't deserve an award for her work. On a sidenote, Goldberg's performance is quite fun--still, no worthy Oscar material, I soundly agree. I must confess with a bit of shame that it is one of my all-time favorite guilty pleasures--the type of movie that puts me in a good mood every time I watch it, and a movie with an ending that makes my throat choke every time I see it. The ending really is perfect, and if the movie had resorted to a silly "I came back from the dead!" bit, my high opinion of the film would surely be somewhat less enthusastic than what it is today.You can't always say that many movies are really beautiful love stories, but here's one.
Excellent romance about true love that lasts eternally (by Catherine_Grace_Zeh)
GHOST, in my opinion, is an excellent romance about true love that lasts eternally. When Sam Patrick Swayze got mugged, I got really scared. You'll have to see the movie if you want to know why. If you ask me, Maurice Jarre's score is absolutely beautiful. To me, Carl Tony Goldwyn was a very creepy guy. Also, Willie Rick Aviles was just as scary as he was. I was amazed at the way Sam could step through anything in his ghostly state. All in all, everyone involved in this film did an outstanding job. In conclusion, if you like Patrick Swayze or Demi Moore, this is definitely a <more>
A unique and romantic story (by Smells_Like_Cheese)
I always wondered if a movie could be done from a ghost's point of view. What they're thinking, what's their view of death like, and if they visit their loved ones. This movie delivers that and much more.Sam and Molly are a happy couple who have just moved in together. Sam works at a bank and is about to come upon a big account worth $4,000,000. One night when Same and Molly are walking and talking about marriage, they get attacked by a murderer, Willie Lopez. Sam fights him and gets shot. He dies instantly with Molly holding him. After Sam dies his spirit ghost doesn't know <more>
what's going on. He stays by Molly's side without her knowing that he's there . He discovers that they were set up and the murderer wanted Sam's wallet for a reason. And worst of all that he was set up by his friend, Carl. Sam stumble upon a psycic office. Where Odda May Brown is a phony psycic, but discovers that she can hear Sam. He uses Odda May to warn Molly about Carl.This is a great romantic movie. I would recommend anyone to watch this, unless you don't like sappy love stories. 9/10PS, did anyone ever think that clay could be so sexy? :-D
If you have ever lost a loved one and want to believe that they are still somewhere you will be touch by the wonderful and not over sentimental "Ghost".Some people may not find "Ghost" to have any sense but if you are romantic and open-minded it will hit you like the fast moving train."Ghost" is an epic love story of Molly Demi Moore and Sam gorgeous Patrick Swayze who have so strong relationship but it is taken from them so early. After a tragic mugging episode the banker Sam loose his life and leaves Molly to face the cruel reality on her own. Sam is <more>
persistent to let Molly know that he is still there watching and protecting her. By the act of coincidence Sam finds a way to communicate his loved one with the help of fraud sidekick Oda Mae Brown hilarious Whoopi Goldberg whose Academy Award-winning performance was very well earned! . There is some twist and turns, some difficulties but nothing can stop the true love finding it ways. Even if it does mean beyond the grave."Ghost" was the unexpected hit movie of the year 1990. It won two Oscars. Dazzling Goldberg got a Golden Man for Best Supporting Actress and Bruce Joel Rubin got his prize for his writing skills. It launched the era of new special effect techniques, and boosted the careers of Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.First time I saw the movie it didn't affect me as much as it did when I saw it for the second time. I wept like a little waterfall and felt strongly that there must be a life after death.Vincent Schiavelli was dark but sympathetic Subway Ghost who guided Sam on his path to become a real ghost.The film produced some of the funniest scenes in movie history. While Sam is trying to get Oda Mae to help him he tortures her by singing in a monotonous, deep-voiced way "I'm Henry the Eight I am"! That's so great. Also the word "ditto" became famous. I bet the "Ghost-generation" has repeatedly said it to their loved ones.If you manage get your mind open and let "Ghost" into your heart it effects might just surprise you! 9,5/10
It has a lot more subtext than its naysayers will tell you... (by moonspinner55)
It may be easy to write this fantasy/love story off as a bloated box-office winner with a heart of F/X, however the performances are so winning, and the Oscar-winning script so satisfying, I can't believe it doesn't rate higher with viewers. Murdered businessman Patrick Swayze, not a good actor but doing OK here sets out in ghostly form to bring his killers to justice--and to watch out over his lovely girlfriend Demi Moore, hitting all the right notes of a grieving lover . Whoopi Goldberg won a Supporting Oscar as a fake medium and Tony Goldwyn is uncanny as a slimeball ex-friend <more>
his sniveling is so convincing it may have cost him real-life celebrity . Extremely well-directed by Jerry Zucker--in anybody else's hands, this might have turned to mush. ***1/2 from ****
When You're DEAD, It's ALL OVER; but When You're LOVED, It's FOREVER ! (by CihanVercan)
The imaginative but well-conceived idea of dishing up a romance upon lovers communicating spiritually owing to one of them is dead, was first filmed by Steven Spielberg 8 months before the Ghost's silver screen release. Spielberg's movie Always 1989 had classy use of visuals fulfilling the needs of viewers with mystery-based expectations. Yet, Always lacked the sense of essential romance concept, despite having the same plot and even the same storyline in Ghost. Originally the idea has been created by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm.However, Ghost accomplished of what <more>
"Always" tried and failed to accomplish. Thanks to the great acting trio of Patrick Swayze + Demi Moore + Whoopi Goldberg, for together they registered indelible moments into Ghost. It is scraped in our memory how in time Molly and Sam happen to keep their thoughts off each others' feelings, and that taught us: "Love begins with emotions, ends with thoughts". On this account they never called off their faith on believing that they will keep an enduring love affair. These indelible scenes in Ghost are conceptually cut where the editing was so impressive that instead of trying to make the story more plausible, it empowered the devotion of lovers onto their relation. The scene which Sam's ghost drew upon Oda Mae's body to break the longing with Molly by kissing her is an imperishable cinematic instant. I was in love with someone, and it was February,2005; we were both watching the Ghost on TV, both talking on the phone. Then that scene came upon Sam's ghost kissing Molly in Oda Mae's body , I felt lost deep in my heart seeking the girl I'm talking on the phone. I heard she was crying and sobbing, and keep saying to me: "I will never forget the first time you kissed me and I don't need to be alive to recall this" Ghost is one timeless romantic masterpiece that had its moments. For me the kissing scene was the best kiss in movies of all time. MTV had honoured this kiss as well, several years after the release of the movie, as the best kiss in '90s. Superimposing that, the scenes where Oda Mae Brown convinces Molly that Sam's ghost is around her and then Molly reasons with police that Oda Mae knows what nobody is able to know but Sam and herself only, are the scenes that deliver the magic beyond eyes and beyond ears.To watch Ghost is in the to do list of what to do when you're on a date.
My wife loves this film, and I found it more then a romance movie. A intriguing story, of deception, death, the after life, and greed. This is a great film, with character you care about, suspense, romance, and a fresh script. This film made Patricks carrier, and after this film he chose a few films that killed his chances of acting in higher budget films. I believe if he picked a couple more scripts like this one he would be on the same level as Tom Cruse. I think the politically correct 90's found him too macho for their tastes, and it drove him to do that film about India which helped <more>
kill his carrier. In the end this film is a little about what Patrick could have been, a true international star.