Oliver's Ghost

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  • G
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.9  (329)

Oliver's Ghost is a heartwarming family drama movie that premiered in 2011. The movie features a brilliant cast starring Martin Mull, Nicholas Stargel, Cameron Daddo, and Rhea Perlman. The movie was directed by David S. Cass Sr. and written by Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott. The story follows the life of Oliver (Nicholas Stargel) an imaginative and curious boy, who lives in a large historic mansion with his mom (Rhea Perlman) and his eccentric granddad (Martin Mull). Oliver is fascinated by the history of his mansion and believes that there are ghosts living in the house, specifically that of Great-Great Uncle Gilbert, the mansion's previous owner. His granddad humorously feeds his curiosity by telling him stories about the ghost that haunt their house.

However, everything changes when Oliver's granddad passes away. Initially, Oliver is heartbroken and overwhelmed by the loss of his granddad, but then he starts hearing strange noises and seeing a figure of a ghostly gentleman. Oliver quickly realizes that the gentleman's ghost he has been seeing is none other than his granddad.

Oliver's mom, however, cannot fathom the idea that her father's ghost could be haunting their home. She seeks the help of Cameron Daddo's character, a local psychologist named Dr. Block, to help her son work through his grief and stop seeing the ghost. But the doctor is skeptical about the idea of ghosts and believes that psychiatric therapy is what Oliver truly needs.

With Dr. Block's help, Oliver starts to learn how to cope with his grief and deal with the emotions that come with losing his granddad. He also tries to convince everyone that the ghost he is seeing is, in fact, his granddad, even though he is met with resistance and disbelief from everyone around him.

As the story unfolds, we see the characters in the movie dealing with not just the loss of one of their own, but also with their own personal battles. Oliver's mom struggles to come to terms with her father's death, and she finds herself leaning on Cameron Daddo's character, who is battling with the loss of his wife. Oliver's granddad's ghost becomes Oliver's friend and confidant, guiding him through difficult situations and providing him with the support he needs to overcome his sadness.

The movie has a beautiful theme of love, loss, grief, and moving on. It also skillfully addresses the subject of loss through the eyes of a young boy, emphasizing the importance of addressing and communicating one's grief, and reassuring the viewers that there is always love and support available, even in the most difficult of times.

The movie is visually stunning, with brilliant cinematography that makes use of the vast interiors of the mansion and their unique architecture. The score is also well done, with an emotional and evocative soundtrack that heightens the emotional moments in the movie.

In conclusion, Oliver's Ghost is a heartwarming family movie that focuses on themes of grief, loss, acceptance, and moving on. It is a beautiful movie that skillfully addresses the subject of grief through the eyes of a young boy while also showcasing the importance of family, love, and support. The movie is a must-watch for anyone who has experienced loss and is looking for some reassurance and hope in the face of difficult times.

Oliver's Ghost is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    5.9  (329)