Tiff Next Wave Review: Ghost Graduation

One of the most charming, silly and rambunctious films of this year's festival, Ghost Graduation (Promoción fantasma) is an unabashed love letter to the cinema of John Hughes, mixed in with bits of The Frighteners or Ghostbusters for good measure. The film starts, as most should, with the thumping melodrama of Bonnie Tyler's epic "Total Eclipse of the Heart." We see a wallflower boy sitting at the edges of the crowd during a slow dance. Soon the crowd parts, and he sees his dream girl, hair flowing in slow motion driven by some magical breeze. He reaches towards her, the two embrace, their orthodontically-augmented teeth clinking as they kiss. We then cut to see that he's embracing nothing but air, with entire rows of fellow...

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