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The Canterville Ghost
10 year-old Paul is an average but timid boy, subject to the typical fears of most kids his age. His overprotective mother Mona, believing Paul to be disturbed, sends him off to a psychotherapist.
|Crew :||Novel, Writer,|
|Cast :||Klaus J. Behrendt Saskia Vester Armin Rohde Andreas Schmidt Anna Böttcher|
|Genre :||Adventure Comedy Family|
A Major Disappointment
The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.
This story has more twists and turns than a second-rate soap opera.
It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
I am always worried about my time when watching a German movie. Because of movies like "Das Gespenst von Canterville".OK, the effects where quite well, the castle looked pretty good (looks like Mecklenburg Vorpommern.. ;)) and I don't blame the actors. It seemed to me, they all needed the money. But the screenplay - boring like hell.SPOILER!! So what is the film about? 1. The parents have problems with their marriage at the beginning, but no problems at the end. I don't know why. Because of the son is missed for a few hours? Hey, that could be the beginning of a new kind of family therapy. ("You child! Go out for some hours and don't tell us where you are. And you parents! Your problems are solved. Makes 2,000 EURO." I will be popular and rich.) 2. The boy is always fearful at the beginning and brave at the end. I don't know why. Really I don't know. Sorry, no new therapy. 3. There is a ghost at the beginning and there is no ghost at the end. In fact, the ghost isn't really needed, for the story is about a family with problems. 4. There is a sister at the beginning and at the end of the movie - without any function. But its good for a young actress to get experience and money, so why not. /SPOILERRésumé The movie isn't funny, isn't spooky, has no suspense. I hopefully hope, that "Hui Buh" will be much, much better.