I won a pair of in-season passes for Hello Ghost two weeks ago... Finally I managed to squeeze in time to catch the movie before it stops its run in cinemas. I watched it with Shu Qing...
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A depressed and lonely man, Sang-Man (played by Cha Tae-Hyun) starts seeing ghosts after attempting several suicides... Being an orphan and loner for many years, he finds himself hard to adapt when he starts seeing 4 four ghosts (smoking cab driver, alcoholic & pervert old man, crying woman and a young kid with a sweet tooth). Through a psychic, he learns that he needs to fufill their last desires before he can free himself from them. While helping them, he gets close and eventually falls in love with a beautiful nurse (starring Kang Hye-Won). As he carried out individual wishes, he discovers the pleasure of daily life and forgets about his loneliness and depression.
The plot of this movie is rather simple and surprisingly meaningful... However it gets a little lengthy in the middle. Luckily Cha Tae-Hyun is a very good actor and his acting never failed to impress me... Everybody in this world is seeking for an identity and this blind pursuit normally makes one forget the importance of family. This movie tugs the audience's heart through family bonds and love.
The ending surprised me as it is completely unpredictable. What a touching ending, in which I simply couldn't control my tears from falling down... An excellent movie cos I finished it with a very satisfied smile. Highly recommended!
American film-maker, Chris Columbus has set his eyes on this movie and paid for copyrights for the remake... So remember to watch the original first.
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