The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

DVD - 2004
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The fun begins as the unsuspecting Otis family moves into the stately, rambling rooms of Canterville Hall where young Virginia meets up with the castle's resident specter: the 400-year old ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville. But while Sir Simon does his moaning, chain-rattling best to frighten the newcomers, Virginia soon befriends him, and learns his sorrowful secret: unless a purehearted mortal agrees to plead his cases before the dreaded Angel of Death, Sir Simon wil be doomed to haunt the Hall for eternity.
Publisher: La Crosse, WI : Platinum Disc Corp. ; Los Angeles, CA : Hallmark Home Entertainment, 2004
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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7duffy Jun 30, 2014

A TV movie in every sense of the phrase.

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LibraryUser53
Aug 05, 2013

16 year old Virginia's family is uprooted from their home and friends in America, and forced to live in rural England while the father completes a scientific research project there. Teenage girls should enjoy this film, what with the fairy tale romance theme, and the two handsome men paying Virginia much attention, one offering romance, and one offering romantic guidance; younger kids should enjoy the 400 year old ghost and blood-stain-that-won't go away mystery; adults may find the plot doesn't hold their attention quite as much. Nev Campbell as 16 year old Virginia and Patrick Stewart as the ghost offer up good performances. This film is a pleasant interlude for the entire family, and worth a watch. Still undecided? If you enjoyed the film "The Princess Diaries (2001)", I expect you'll like this one too.

theorbys Jan 18, 2013

Mediocre production values and lackluster family dynamics almost sink this but then in the second half, Patrick Stewart as the rather Skakespearean ghost and his relationship with the teenaged Neve Campbell pull off a remarkable turn around.

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Dukkie
Dec 01, 2012

If your looking for a Hallmark/family style movie this might work for you, however considering it is supposed to be based on Oscar Wilde's book I think it missed the mark. The two primary actors did a great job with a poorly written script. The other characters were over acted and underdeveloped.

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charmed04
Nov 27, 2012

Not as good as the original but also not as bad as I thought it would be. This time next year would watch it again.

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