"Ghost" is one of the most popular romantic movies of all time and it frequently appears near the top of the list for popular romantic movies and favorite movies for women. The emotional pull of the movie is provided by the yearning of the two lovers to be together despite the death of one of the partners.Ghost was directed by Jerry Tucker and the leading characters are played by Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, with a strong supporting role for Whoopie Goldberg, who won an Academy Award for her performance in this role. To date, it has earned more than $500 million worldwide and a stage production is scheduled to open in the West End in 2010.Although there is a dramatic storyline which includes the murder of the husband, Sam (played by Patrick Swayze) and an attempt by the villain to harm the wife, Molly (Demi Moore) as well Sam's friend, Oda Mae (Whoopie Goldberg), the real heart of the movie lies with the loving intimacy of Sam and Molly, both before and after his death.There are a number of moving and tender moments as Sam's spirit attempts to make physical contact with Molly. One unforgettable scene has Molly seated at a potters wheel, shaping clay and she senses his lingering quilt tool case, loving embrace. The song "Unchained Melody" beautifully captures the feelings of the pair at this moment.The "real world" plot involves Sam's friend, Carl, a co-worker at the bank where Sam was employed and who was responsible for Sam's death. Carl has fraudulently transferred funds to another account , giving him access , and Sam has changed the password on the computer which enables this. Carl wants the new password and stages a robbery to obtain it but, in a scuffle which ensues, Sam is killed.His spirit remains earthbound and Sam refuses to accompany his escorts to heaven. Instead, he finds a woman who has the psychic ability to hear his voice (Oda Mae) and through her tries to make contact with Molly. Despite her reluctance to be involved, at one point Oda Mae even allows Sam to "possess" her body so he can experience an embrace with Molly. Much of the ineraction between Sam, Molly, and Oda Mae involves Sam's desperate attempts to get Molly to believe that he is still around and that Oda Mae can genuinely hear him.One particularly touching scene is when Oda Mae is struggling to convince the skeptical Molly that sam is present and capable of communicating through her. She is finally convinced after Sam uses a trick that he learned from another spirit which enables him to push a penny up a wall - without it apparently being touched.The plot involving the funds which Carl desperately tries to retrieve provides a necessary, if not entirely gripping framework, around which much of the emotional elements revolve.Finally mens organizer bag, all that remains is the tender love of Sam and Maggie after the villain has been vanquished. What do they - can they - do now? This is a special moment for them and the outcome has the audience in tears.
'Ghost' is one of the most popular romantic movies of all time and it frequently appears near the top of the list for popular romantic movies and favorite movies for women. The emotional pull of the movie is provided by the yearning of the two lovers to be together despite the death of one of the partners.