Captivating Ghosts

In honor of Ghost of a Chance joining the 1-Night Stand series, I am devoting this Friday’s post to those ghostly men of movies that made me swoon. I shall always remember the longing and yearning they felt as they did their best to interact with the ones they loved and left behind or ones they just met.

Now, Richard Dreyfuss, in Always, is not swoon material for me, but he presents a character so adorable and endearing, you can’t help but cheer him on as he comes to accept his ghostly position and watches the love of his life war against moving on. And uh, Brad Johnson is in this. Definite swoonevision! Do I really need to say ANYTHING about Ghost? I think it’s pretty plain to see how perfect a ghostly image Patrick Swayze made. Definite swoon and tears material. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock intrigued me from the start in The Lake House. Both are ghosts of a kind to each other, which I find a fascinating premise. The burgeoning relationship was addictive as I began to wait with anticipation for the flag on the mailbox to go up. Both Keeanu and Sandra are beautiful actors and made it quite easy to get carried away with the story and dream up my own supernatural experience. Gerard Butler, another man I swoon over, is my favorite ghost. He’s funny, charming, sensitive, loving, and simply the kind of man I love to watch in movies. From Phantom of the Opera to PS I Love You, he nails the ghostly characters’ personalities to perfection. I don’t know how I’d move on if he were mine and passed away.

Here are the movie posters and a little summary.

Thanks to for the summaries and reviews on these favorite movies…

Always Poster  Always 

Released: 1989
Time Length: 123 minutes
Rating: PG

This is a Steven Spielberg film that few people actually saw, and fewer still, actually liked. Richard Dreyfuss plays a confident, but quirky, pilot who dies early in the film trying to help put out a forest fire. His girlfriend, played by Holly Hunter, is quite grief-stricken and can’t seem to get over his death, especially since he has come back as a guardian angel of sorts and is following her around. It doesn’t help his case any that she may be falling in love with another pilot. Can he let go? The film is highly sentimental, but the performances are dead-on (no pun intended) and it makes for a very pleasant movie experience.

Here’s a yummy picture of Brad Johnson for ya!

 Brad Johnson Picture

Ghost Poster  Ghost

Released: 1990
Time Length: 127 minutes
Rating: PG-13

Another romantic ghost movie, Ghost features Demi Moore as a widow who can’t stop mourning for her murdered husband (Dirty Dancing’s Patrick Swayze). Swayze comes back to earth to protect her before she becomes the murderer’s next target. Along the way, Swayze enlists the aid of a con-artist medium, played by Whoopi Goldberg in Oscar-winning form, who just so happens to be the only person who can hear him. Ghost is a nice combination of romance, drama, comedy, suspense, and even a little bit of action. Jerry Zucker’s direction holds the film together and keeps it believable.

Here’s a yummy picture of Patrick Swayze:

Then there’s:

 The Lake House
A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it’s too late.

Here are yummy pictures of Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves:



P.S. I Love You PosterPS I Love You
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Here are a couple of yummy pictures of Girard Butler:



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