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Plot: When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are… Runtime: 99 min Release Date: 18 Nov 1988
What the hell, its quirky, and yeah OK not always highly acted, but I utterly love this movie, it is hilarious, and Peter O'Toole is magical, truly a must for sitting down and watching on a cold wet evening. Set in Ireland, it does prove to be a little on the stereotypical side towards the Irish but again, who cares, Whiting Bisque etc. Some of the effects are a little on the dodgy side, but with Peter O'Toole acting as brilliantly as ever they seem unimportant. I saw this movie when I was 10 or so and always loved it, remember the scenes with the nuns gave me a few nightmares as a <more>
child. Funny to rewatch and see how silly things seem now in adulthood.
Excellent, but a little over the top (by frankiepursuesmysteryman)
This movie was excellent, but some parts were a little over the top. Peter O'Toole as Peter Plunkett in the movie was absolutely brilliant. NO ONE could have done it better than him. He made everything just come together. Steve Guttenberg was good, but sometimes his acting was a little over the top as was Daryl Hannah's. But the ghosts and the acting of the others were excellent. Not to mention a hilarious and spellbinding plot. I have to admit that some of the scenes were a little ridiculous and not needed. For example: the love scene between Steve and Daryl was really not needed. <more>
Maybe just a little part of the scene would have been alright. Other than the little things, this movie was excellent.
I finally found the title of the folk song early in the film (by qijdigoldwing)
After all this time.. I finally found the name and the lyrics to the folk song the lady sings in the performance hall early in the film.. I won't spoil any other details, but this information was almost impossible to find and is not listed on the OST even on Amazon until now..The song was written by Thomas Moore and is entitled " Oft In The Stilly Night " and here are the lyrics for all who want to and need to know like I did..When I remember, All friends link'd together, I've seen around me, Fall like leaves in winter; I feel like one, Who treads alone Some banquet-hall <more>
deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but he departed! Thus, in the stilly night, Ere Slumber's chain hath bound me, Fond Memory brings the light Of other days around me.This version was paraphrased for this particular rendition as the original has twice the amt of words, but it is none the less one of the most lovely and enchanting tracks int he entire film.. This movie is one I tend to watch not only periodically, but oft times more than twice in a row.. such a classic.. Bless you Peter O'Toole.. We miss you.. Rest well..Namaste...Q.
I loved this film when i was young..I'm 30 now...and yeah its a little saggy in places but i still love it...again it appears that the version released was not the directors vision intended..it seems a lot of my favourite films..Blade Runner, Legend..were trashed in the editing suite before being released..well hey-ho High Spirits is harmless ghostly fun and its worth a look if just to catch a goof LIVE on camera, SPOILER ALERT..In the final scene where both the "living " and the "dead" come together to dance in the main hall..Beverly d'Angelo's character <more>
accidentally knocks Daryl Hannahs champagne glass which is in Daryl's hand and she spills most of it on the floor.. watch Daryl's professional yet comical facial reaction ..it's blink and you may miss it!..Great fun
Sure not "Blithe Spirit" but quite funny! (by mike48128)
Daryl Hannah is dynamite, as are Beverly D'Angelo and Jennifer Tilly. A lot of diaphanous-see-thru dress material here! Peter O'Toole plays a "proper Irish Drunk" with great abandon. Steve Gutenberg is married to Beverly, but she falls in love with a ghost and so does he. It's a typical fake haunted house story at first with a romantic twist. Poor old Peter, not realizing that the castle really is quite haunted, tries to attract "stupid" American tourists to the old place, with fake ghosts and gimmicks. The real ghosts then interact with the living. <more>
Peter's "Mum" has "visits" with her husband's ghost! A good "old-fashioned fairy tale" ending where upon 4 people find true love as "happily-ever-after" ghosts and humans. It's complicated. A true guilty pleasure. Of course it was a bomb with the critics and box office. It looks and sounds much better on Blu-Ray as a double feature with "Vampire's Kiss" a "stinker" Nicolas Cage film. Not available on it's own. First seen on "free TV" where it was truly cut to pieces and edited for time.
If you can forgive the less-than-ideal acting by some of the other cast, Peter O'Toole once again shows why he's one of the greatest actors in the English speaking world. From the scene where he's trying to hang himself while arguing with his mother, to where he meets his ghost-Dad, O'Toole is hilarious as the bumbling, scheming drunk Irish fool who is desperate to keep the family castle in family hands.
Very Funny and Entertaining Movie (by SpitfireIXB)
This is just another fine movie ranked far below what it deserves.Reviews of High Spirits by some movie critics are prime proof of the theory that "professional" movie critics often don't what they're talking about. Being quickly panned by British critics, and then dissed by their American colleagues, leads me to believe that many critics write negative reviews based on the opinions of others. In recent years, many critics seem especially to have hidden agendas, or have an axe to grind, or are pandering to special interest groups, which render their reviews worthless. Often, <more>
these critics appear to have never seen the movie they are condemning, or, worst still, are ignoring the cinematography and entertainment value based on their own petty bias. In High Spirits, some critics complained that the plot is thin, flighty and lacks realism?!?! But this is a comedy and a very good one at that , not a serious theatrical work like as play by Shakespeare or some other artsy-f**tsy piece for the pseudo-intellectual snobs. While not perfect, it is certainly not the complete waste of time that some of these so-called critics claim it to be.The fact is, folks, this movie is very entertaining, a real joy, from the story, to the acting, to the sets, to the special effects, etc., etc. just a pleasure albeit a guilty one of movie entertainment. The entire cast give an exuberant, high spirited performance pun intended which is sure to tickle your funny bone. Peter O'Toole is hilarious as the penny-less, hereditary keeper of the castle who is about to lose it all. But Liz Smith is a riot, playing Peter's tipsy, widowed mother who still interacts read has sexual relations with her dead husband and communicates with other deceased family members. Liz Smith is a thief - she steals just about every scene in which she appears. A horny Steve Guttenberg, an unfaithful Beverly D'Angelo, a rapidly decaying Daryl Hannah and a flatulent Liam Neeson give excellent performances. The pious Peter Gallagher and temptress Jennifer Tilly are terrific in supporting roles as are the remainder of the cast, who are mainly from Dublin's Abbey Theatre, except for Connie Booth who played the housekeeper Polly Shearman in Fawlty Towers , who is an American.Please ignore the critics on this one, folks, they are way off. This is a very funny movie, with a few semi-scary moments, that I can highly recommend to you. If you want classical drama, watch Hamlet or Otello, but if you want hardy chuckles, watch High Spirits. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.Rating: 8/10 stars
It is genuinely funny, the script is witty and the actors superb. (by claire.walkden)
Maybe I have a warped sense of humour or just a very British one but I laugh every time I see this film, and I've seen it well over a 100 times over the years. It is genuinely funny, the script is witty and the actors superb. This is one of my all time favourite rainy day films. No matter how times I watch it there are still little things I'd not noticed or things I'd forgotten happen. I strongly suggest getting this film out next time it's raining and you're stuck indoors, and if anyone from the BBC is reading, please put it on next bank holiday!!