Ghost (film)/YMMV

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  • Complete Monster: Carl.
    • To elaborate, this is a man who worked with drug dealers for a fraction of a $4 million deal of stolen money - and when his friend unknowingly locked said money away with a password, he arranged for said friend's murder to ensure he'd have access. True he was in danger of being killed, but the fact that he got himself into the situation - plus that he could turn himself in for protection if he was so desperate to live - means he loses any sympathy the audience might have for him (especially when he has his Villainous Breakdown). Only his final moment might earn him some (miniscule) pity.
      • Actually, it was acknowledged that Sam's murder was an accident, he just wanted Willie to steal the password.
  • Fridge Horror: Oda Mae and Sam gave four million dollars worth of stolen money to a bunch of innocent nuns.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Now that Patrick Swayze himself has left us...
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: According to Whoopi Goldberg, the role of Oda Mae wasn't written with her in mind, and she was unsure of whether she should take it, however Patrick Swayze persuaded her and the producers that she'd be perfect for the role. She ended up winning an Oscar, and she and Swayze stayed friends until he passed away in 2009.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The scene with Oda Mae and the nuns becomes a lot funnier if you have Sister Act in your head.
  • Jerkass Woobie: The Subway Ghost. He's bitter, overwhelmingly protective of "his train" and largely uninterested in helping anyone else. Still, he died and is remembered under unpleasant circumstances (everyone thinks he was suicidal), not to mention being unable to interact with anyone save other ghosts. Has to take a toll on your attitude.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The dark figures that drag Willy and Carl's souls to Hell.
    • Double for Sam's double-dream where Sam "wakes up" from his "nightmare". He wants some comfort from Molly, so he pulls out the blankets to find the statue of an angel from earlier in the film. The statue seems to be alive as it moved a little to stare right at Sam.
  • Oscar Bait: And pulled it off; it earned a Best Picture nomination, even though actual critical reception was mixed.
  • Special Effect Failure: The scenes with the dark figures... the greenscreen technique has not aged well.
    • Although, one could argue that it makes the figures seem even creepier.
  • Tear Jerker: WHOO BOY. Listen, ladies and gentlemen, lets just get this outta the way. You're gonna cry.