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Casper Meets Wendy (1998)

PG  |  Video  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  11 November 1998 (Brazil)
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Casper, a ghost, teams up with Wendy, a witch, against an evil warlock.

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Casper, a ghost, teams up with Wendy, a witch, against an evil warlock.

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Rated PG for mild scary scenes, some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Cathy Moriarty, who plays Wendy's aunt Geri in this film, originally played the role of villainess Carrigan in the first Casper movie. See more »

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When Desmond first sees the magical static on his locating equipment, the location marker is in an area on the Montana-Canada border. Later in the film, when the location marker appears again, it is in an area on the east coast. See more »

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Wendy: They were fast but I was faster / Paint these ghosts with a coat of plaster.
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Sweet Princess
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What a surprise! Fun, fun, fun!
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I rented this for my four-year-old son from our local public library. As the third Casper film, and a direct-to-video release (the only advertising I remember was on cereal boxes), I wasn't expecting much from this little venture, but I was delightfully surprised. I actually sat and watched the whole thing, and the climax is quite suspenseful. A great cast, some witty writing, and fine performances by George Hamilton as the villainous arch-warlock Desmond Spellman (am I the only one who thinks this is a dig at Aaron Spelling?), Richard Moll, Vincent Schiavelli—and the three adult witches, Shelly Duval, Teri Garr and Cathy Moriarty. The CGI ghosts are well done.

But the biggest surprise of all is Hilary Duff's sparkling performance as Wendy. Based on all the ditzy teen idol crap she did later-- rolling her eyes and huffing every thirty seconds as "Lizzy McGuire" and singing those plastic pop tunes--I expected her to just float around on her broom and look cute. But this is the best acting I've ever seen her do. I can hardly believe it's the same person. She's a delightful little bundle of energy, delivers her lines intelligently, and really works her little duff off (sorry, couldn't resist that). It's a shame her career took such an airhead direction. This video shows she was capable of better things, but she's already being forgotten.

One caution: The ending, with the swirling "Mystic Abyss", when it seems like Wendy might actually be a gonner, as well as the "possession" scenes might be a little too much for some preschoolers.


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