MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,625 this week

Mother Ghost (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  8 August 2002 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 263 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Keith Bennets mother passed away a year ago, and he feels like he has moved on with his life, until one morning his mothers jewelry shows up on Keiths bathroom sink. The same jewelry she ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

Take Three: James Franco
| FilmExperience

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 03 Feb 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1995 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 2127 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 53 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mother Ghost" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mother Ghost (2002)

Mother Ghost (2002) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mother Ghost.
7 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.

Director: John Dahl
Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco
Maladies (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.

Director: Carter
Stars: James Franco, Catherine Keener, Fallon Goodson
Annapolis (2006)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.

Director: Justin Lin
Stars: James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Directors: Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy
Stars: Paul McCarthy, Elyse Poppers, James Franco
James Dean (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.

Director: David Raynr
Stars: Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

AVN Male Performer of the Year, Richard Peter Johnson retires from pornography at the height of his career to re-pursue his original dream of acting on the silver screen.

Director: Devin Crittenden
Stars: Katherine Adams, Amanda Ashley, Aleks Awad
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from "Cruising" as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom.

Directors: James Franco, Travis Mathews
Stars: Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, James Franco
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Director: Tommy O'Haver
Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy
1973 (TV Movie 1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The outrages lives of a group of High School students living in the 1970s.

Director: Gail Mancuso
Stars: Ben Foster, James Franco, Sam Horrigan
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Judd Apatow
Stars: James Franco, Mila Kunis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Keith Bennett
...
Dr. Norris
...
Karen Bennett
...
Cemetary Anget
...
George
...
Arthur
...
Skateboarder guy
...
Carey
Tyler Goucher ...
Ben Bennett
...
Stacy
Heather Shannon ...
Debbie
...
Bobby
...
Billy
...
Wendy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Jerry
Edit

Storyline

Keith Bennets mother passed away a year ago, and he feels like he has moved on with his life, until one morning his mothers jewelry shows up on Keiths bathroom sink. The same jewelry she was buried in. Keith tells his wife Karen, about the jewelry and that is the last straw. She claims he is distant and has shut her out. Now he thinks he is seeing things that aren't there and if things don't improve, she will take their only son and leave. Forced with the ultimatum, Keith launches himself on a day of reclamation. Keith winds up on the phone with a popular radio Psychiatrist who guides Keith through what he cannot see on his own. Keith discovers a new man and a new attitude. Several people are listening to Keith's plight on the radio and are making changes of their own. Is this dead visitor all in Keith's head or is she truly a Mother Ghost? Written by Mark Thompson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bathroom sink | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 August 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark Thompson's original storyline was an eleven-page script he wrote as part of his acting class. At the time, his mother was terminally ill, and he wrote all the things he might wish he had said after she passed away. Thompson showed it to director Rich Thorne, who suggested that he take it out to feature length. The film itself was shot on weekends in late 2001 and early 2002. During that time, Mark Thompson's sister died; his father passed away shortly after production wrapped. Also during that time, both of Rich Thorne's parents died in a period of less than two weeks. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fine film in the Bergman/Fellini tradition.
14 September 2002 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Mother Ghost screened at the Long Beach International Film Festival and enjoyed a strong, positive audience response. Everyone laughed at the humor that sprung naturally from the plot and characters, and either cried outright or fought back tears at the climax. Mark Thompson's performance is reminiscent of George Clooney in strength, good looks and humor. In addition, Kevin Pollack pulled off the best rendition of a screen psychiatrist one could ever hope for; pure genius!

This film is a genuine surprise in its remarkable use of non-traditional structure. Although it is linear, it is not really three acts; it is a powerful emotional journey in one act, almost like a play. The director, Rich Thorne, and lead actors Mark Thompson (of Mark & Brian fame) and Kevin Pollack pulled out some wonderful surprises for such a simple story: a man struggles to deal with grief after losing his mother. Using creative staging, situations and humor, the story propels an otherwise mundane premise into a real treat for the senses. Fans of either Bergman, Fellini or Hitchcock (yes, they can go together!) will definitely appreciate this fine film.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
My Review sign543
ghost mother jblum315-733-998513
Discuss Mother Ghost (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?