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Mother Ghost (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 8 August 2002 (USA)
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Keith Bennets mother passed away a year ago, and he feels like he has moved on with his life, until one morning his mothers jewelry shows up on Keiths bathroom sink. The same jewelry she ... See full summary »

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Rich Thorne

Writer:

Mark Thompson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Thompson ... Keith Bennett
Kevin Pollak ... Dr. Norris
Dana Delany ... Karen Bennett
Jere Burns ... Cemetary Anget
Charles Durning ... George
Garry Marshall ... Arthur
James Franco ... Skateboarder Guy
David Keith ... Carey
Tyler Goucher Tyler Goucher ... Ben Bennett
Wendy Davis ... Stacy
Heather Shannon Heather Shannon ... Debbie
Raymond T. Williams ... Bobby
Greg Cromer ... Billy
Ali Pomerantz ... Wendy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Mantegna ... Jerry
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Keith Bennets mother passed away a year ago, and he feels like he has moved on with his life, until one morning his mothers jewelry shows up on Keiths bathroom sink. The same jewelry she was buried in. Keith tells his wife Karen, about the jewelry and that is the last straw. She claims he is distant and has shut her out. Now he thinks he is seeing things that aren't there and if things don't improve, she will take their only son and leave. Forced with the ultimatum, Keith launches himself on a day of reclamation. Keith winds up on the phone with a popular radio Psychiatrist who guides Keith through what he cannot see on his own. Keith discovers a new man and a new attitude. Several people are listening to Keith's plight on the radio and are making changes of their own. Is this dead visitor all in Keith's head or is she truly a Mother Ghost? Written by Mark Thompson

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2002 (USA) See more »

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The quote on Mary Bennett's grave, "Flowers of all hue and without thorn the rose," is part of Milton's description of Eden in Paradise Lost. See more »

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A fine film in the Bergman/Fellini tradition.
14 September 2002 | by darkroom_droneSee all my reviews

Mother Ghost screened at the Long Beach International Film Festival and enjoyed a strong, positive audience response. Everyone laughed at the humor that sprung naturally from the plot and characters, and either cried outright or fought back tears at the climax. Mark Thompson's performance is reminiscent of George Clooney in strength, good looks and humor. In addition, Kevin Pollack pulled off the best rendition of a screen psychiatrist one could ever hope for; pure genius!

This film is a genuine surprise in its remarkable use of non-traditional structure. Although it is linear, it is not really three acts; it is a powerful emotional journey in one act, almost like a play. The director, Rich Thorne, and lead actors Mark Thompson (of Mark & Brian fame) and Kevin Pollack pulled out some wonderful surprises for such a simple story: a man struggles to deal with grief after losing his mother. Using creative staging, situations and humor, the story propels an otherwise mundane premise into a real treat for the senses. Fans of either Bergman, Fellini or Hitchcock (yes, they can go together!) will definitely appreciate this fine film.


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