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drama, romance

Ghost will surprise you, delight you, make you believe. Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder - and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate.

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common sense

ON for kids age 14
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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3 out of 5
Positive messages
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5 out of 5

Romance, suspense, gags, and one-liners.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that sexual content, violence, and strong language make this movie highly questionable for kids under 13 and for more sensitive teens. There's no nudity, but plenty of alluring shots. One bad guy is squished between two vehicles and the other is pierced through the torso by a jagged sheet of glass.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's formula. Why do the good guys tend to win in big Hollywood movies? If the movie had a more amibiguous ending, would it be as popular? Can you think of movies or other stories that didn't conclude happily? Did those movies leave you disastified but thinking about the ending? What about this movie?

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Audience Reviews

4 stars

Even today this film manages to move me, so romantic and funny - and Whoopi Goldberg steals the show with her priceless performance, she is amazing and makes me laugh loud every time.

- blacksheepboy, Tuesday, May 11, 2010

1 star

Ghost is not at all scary.

- SirPant, Monday, September 21, 2009

4 stars

This movie has a very special place in my heart. It's moving, suspenseful and arguably one of the greatest love stories ever told. Maybe it's because I'm such a strong believer in life after death that I like it so much, but it's also because it has a lot of heart and soul, and a great deal to say about the dark and greedy nature of mankind. Bittersweet in its ending, but that's how I like it to be, as it's found the perfect balance between melancholy and joy. And that sure can't be said for a lot of movies out there.

- CloudStrife84, Saturday, August 8, 2009