Movie Review: Ghost Graduation
A young teenager named Modesto is at a high school dance watching the other kids dance. When the song 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' is played, a young girl on the dance floor invites him to dance. It is love as first sight as Modesto starts dancing with and kissing this girl. The rest of the kids begin laughing at him because they cannot see the girl. She is a ghost.
Fast forward to the time Modesto is a young adult. He has been fired from numerous teaching jobs because others think he is mentally unstable. He has been prescribed medication for his condition. Then he is hired by a principal named Tina. Tina needed a new teacher because many teachers had quit. Terrible inexplicable incidents had happened in her school. The parents are concerned about these incidents. Modesto quickly realizes that there are five teenage ghosts in the school. After Tina witnesses one of these inexplicable events, she asks Modesto for his help.
The characters in the movie 'Ghost Graduation' speak Spanish. The movie has English subtitles. This movie has many comical moments and there is some bad language. The humor is due to the fact that the viewer can see what the ghosts are doing to terrify the school students. But the students only see what the ghosts are holding.
At one point in the movie, a skeleton terrorizes a teacher. The viewer sees the teenage ghosts holding the skeleton. Of course, the teacher does not see the ghosts.
I enjoyed this movie though I thought some of the humor was subtle. The scene at the high school dance at the beginning of the movie is excellent. If I had seen the video of Bonnie Tyler singing the song 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' I would have known what to expect. The transition of the main character Modesto from teenager to adult could have been filmed better.
'Ghost Graduation' is an excellent comedy that held my attention from beginning to end. It is not a scary movie. My wife and I enjoyed it. I recommend this movie for older teenagers and adults. Although younger teenagers would enjoy this movie, the language and some of the scenes in the movie are definitely not for children or young teenagers.