A Ghost of a Chance
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A Ghost of a Chance (2011)
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Ghosts help children save their clubhouse from demolition. John: Mark Ward. Jane: Cheryl Vidgen. Mike: Stephen Brown. Ron: Bernard Cribbins. Miss Woolie: Patricia Hayes. Hermitage: Jimmy Edwards. Dogood: Graham Stark. Perry: Terry Scott.
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Youngsters receive supernatural aid when they try to save an old manor from destruction.
Original Language: English (United Kingdom)
Director: Jan Darnley-Smith
Producer: George H. Brown
Writer: Patricia Latham
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A ghost of a chance.
2011 ‘ステキな金縛り’ Directed by Koki Mitani
Defence lawyer Emi is assigned to a particularly unusual case: a man is suspected of murdering his wealthy wife, and his only alibi is a 421-year old ghost, Rokubei. At first Emi is hesitant, but when she pursues her lead she is visited by the ghost herself. And so the fun begins in the courtroom when Prosecutor Osano starts to cross examine.
Eri Fukatsu Toshiyuki Nishida Hiroshi Abe Yûko Takeuchi Kiichi Nakai Kyoko Fukada Koichi Sato Kazuyuki Asano Keiko Toda KAN Fumiyo Kohinata Tadanobu Asano Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Kazuyuki Aijima Masachika Ichimura Zen Kajihara Toshiaki Karasawa Takayuki Kinoshita Ryoko Shinohara Kōji Yamamoto Katsuhisa Namase Kenji Anan Yoshimasa Kondo Nao Okabe Aki Nishihara
鬼壓床了沒, Once in a Blue Moon, Sutekina kanashibari, 了不起的亡灵
Comedy Drama Fantasy Mystery
Releases by Date
29 oct 2011, releases by country.
142 mins More at IMDb TMDb Report this film
Review by PlaguDocta ★★★½
Transparent laws. Labu the ghost dog. I almost didn't recognize Tadanobu Asano in those slightly goofy glasses. There are plot details left off-screen, while some make sense in deep thoughts, others could genuinely be lead into plot holes. There's a lack of wit and maturity here that is not the case in the other Koki Mitani theatrical worlds that I've seen up to this point, which can disappoint some; to be fair, there are times where the jokes aren't precise and calculated well. Disbelief must be suspended for a long time, though it depends on how long you can hold it. Past dispirited-ness catches up to cross between the absurd and surprisingly genuine; It's legal to be sad, so spread your tears around the floor of familial love.
Review by Carlo 666
Starting to question how much I really like Koki Mitani movies. They really tap into a part of my brain that enjoys high concept comedies that belong on a stage, but there's just as much there that doesn't really work comedically. Too much in favor of broad, faint chuckles (not to mention too long), where I'm looking for the bite of a Juzo Itami.
Review by Rolf ★★★★
A clumsy lawyer (Eri Fukatsu) gets assigned to defend a man who supposedly killed is wife and her only witness is a ghost (Toshiyuki Nishida) who can provide an alibi... This was so much fun! A court room drama comedy which mocks the traditional Japanese horror tropes in creating this hilarious ghost character who can only be seen by a few people which of course creates several obstacles to overcome for the defense. There's also room for some typical Japanese family drama which finally leads to closure for our heroine and lets the audience exit with a smile on their faces. And stay for the charming end credits as well! The all-star cast also including Yûko Takeuchi, Hiroshi Abe and…
Review by Varghese ★★★
A simple film with a big heart.Like Suite Dreams,this also needed trimming.
Review by Marco P. ★★★½
A low rate defence lawyer is tasked to defend a man who was arrested for the murder of his wife. The case seems normal until she finds out that her only witness is a 421-year old ghost of a dead samurai.
This was my fifth Koki Mitani movie - I've already seen "Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald", "The Magic Hour", "Airport" and "Suite Dreams". This has everything I've seen in the other movies like unique characters, unique comedy, unique story, unique direction but this might be my least favorite movie by him.
The cast is great and the courtroom scenes are all well done with enough drama and comedy, especially when they try to prove a ghost is a legit witness and his testimony is legal, however many scenes drag so much. A few cuts here and there and this would be perfect.
Review by 🦇Aal Bate🦇 ★★★★
Koki Mitani has once again made my evening.
Review by Derrick Dover ★★★★
Look... I'll be honest... I've criticized Japanese cinema for many of the reasons I love this film. It's bizarre, it's over the top, and it's ridiculous, but God help me I love it. However, unlike many other Japanese films, a Ghost of a Chance (aka Once in a Blue Moon) actually finds a balance with the narrative and this ridiculousness. While most Japanese films have me rolling my eyes at this kind of humor, this film had me laughing and crying. Of course it's absurd, but it manages to strike all the right chords in my heart. This is one of those movies I know I'll watch many more times in my life, especially when I'm down or having a difficult time. Sometimes, we need these ridiculous, cheesy, absurd movies to pick us up and carry us through difficult times.
Review by njubz ★★★
I really like Mitani's work. So I couldn't go wrong with this! I felt more emotional than I thought I would with such a film though. Watched it after rewatching The Magic Hour. Also great. Good vibes as always!
Review by WreckItDee ★★★ 2
Tragically, this could rank as my least favorite Koki Mitani's films so far but it was pretty hard to overtake the likes of "The Uchoten Hotel" or "Welcome Back, Mr MacDonald".
There is chronically bleak outlook of Japanese cinema for the past 5 years in which I have to scrap the bottom of the barrel to find anything decent to watch like "Departures" or "Confessions", even those materials are rather heavy and sullied.
There used to be a galore of light-hearted fares offered from the Japanese cinema and Mitani was churning out a few good ones, even "The Magic Hour" had its moment.
Like most of his films, he had the right connections to rope in a slew of A-List…
Review by Hugo ★★½ 1
My sincere apologies, but this next directorial feature I quite highly anticipate from Mitani Koki-san of last night's "Suite Dreams" just wasn't for me.
I admit I do really like the concept; especially with the courtroom drama elements (or should I say courtroom horror-comedy?) that apparently make up the majority of the runtime.
I also really like Rokubei as the ghost, both performance-wise from the actor playing him as well as how he's written as a character. He's definitely the one who gives life to this film.
But I really don't like how the comedy becomes way too much, especially during the third act - which is honestly both the worst and the part that immediately changes my opinion on…
Review by kowalski ★★★★★
Very entertaining !!!!
Review by Sonia Chen ★★★★★
Once In A Blue Moon
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