Casper 1995 info:-
Casper 1995, Based on the popular cartoon character, this family-oriented “ghost story” is about a not-so-scary spirit who bonds with a little girl (Christina Ricci). The eternally irritable Ms. Carrigan (Cathy Moriarty) discovers that the only thing she’s been left in her recently departed father’s.
will is a rickety old house in New England. Naturally, the woman is furious about this, until her “close personal friend” and assistant, Dibbs (Eric Idle of Monty Python fame), discovers a secret message that a treasure.
may be concealed somewhere in the house. The two take off for Maine, Casper 1995 only to learn that the house is haunted by Casper “the friendly ghost” and his three ghostly uncles Stinky, Stretch, and Fatso.
After futilely recruiting an exorcist (Don Novello, more or less reviving his Father Guido Sarducci character from Saturday Night Live) and a “professional ghost exterminator” (Dan Aykroyd), she brings in a “ghost psychiatrist” (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Ricci).
Innocently attracted to the young girl, Casper befriends Kat as they try to save the ghosts’ home from the evil Carrigan. Casper 1995 Eye-popping special effects highlight this magical story that touches (albeit lightly) on the theme of what lies at the heart of human desires.
Casper 1995 Plot:-
In Friendship, Maine, young boys Nicky and Andreas enter Whipstaff Manor on a dare but are scared away by a ghost named Casper. Meanwhile, following the death of her father, neurotic and spoiled heiress Carrigan Crittenden discovers she has only been left Whipstaff Manor in his will.
Carrigan and her assistant, Dibs, find a map within the will’s papers that tell of an alleged treasure hidden inside the manor, but find the property haunted by Casper and his poltergeist uncles, the Ghostly Trio, and unsuccessfully attempt to force the ghosts out by way of paranormal experts and a demolitions team.
A lonely Casper watches a news report about paranormal therapist James Harvey and is instantly smitten with his teenage daughter, Casper 1995 Kat, prompting Casper to inspire Carrigan in summoning Dr. Harvey to Whipstaff.
Harvey and Kat are estranged due to his reputation and obsession with contacting the ghost of his late wife, Amelia. Casper 1995 The Harveys move into Whipstaff, but Casper’s attempt to befriend them fails when his uncles try to torment and scare them away, which eventually fails.
Casper gains the Harveys’ trust when he serves them breakfast, and follows Kat to school, where she becomes popular when her class learns she is living in Whipstaff and agrees to host their Halloween party. Her envious classmate Amber plots with her boyfriend, Vic, to humiliate Kat during the party.
Harvey attempts therapy sessions with the Ghostly Trio, Casper 1995 who not only tries to avoid them but also reveals they know Amelia; in exchange for convincing Carrigan to leave them alone, they promise to go through the “red tape” involved to get Harvey a meeting with his wife. Please See More Information……….
Casper 1995 Critical reception:-
Casper received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 46%, based on 37 reviews, Casper 1995 with the site’s critical consensus reading, “A meandering, mindless family movie that frequently resorts to special effects and transparent sappiness.
Time Out London described it as “an intimate and likable film. Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars, calling it a “technical achievement, it’s impressive and entertaining. And there is even a little winsome philosophy. Robert Firsching of AllMovie gave the film his above-average star rating while praising the film for its visual effects.
The CGI effects, which were considered cutting edge at the time, and the performances of Pullman and Ricci were praised, especially considering that, in the scenes where the Harveys interact with the ghosts, Pullman and Ricci were actually acting either with nothing or with stand-in maquettes used as animators’ references.
Moriarty’s performance was criticized, with Variety saying she does “a poor woman’s Cruella de Vil”. In his 2015 Movie Guide, Leonard Maltin gave the film a “BOMB” rating, objecting to the portrayal of Casper as a deceased child rather than a ghost. The film was nominated for Worst Picture at the 1995 Stinkers Bad Movie Awards but lost to Showgirls.
Casper 1995 Production:-
Producer Steven Spielberg was planning a film adaptation of Casper the Friendly Ghost. He saw an episode of the television series Brooklyn Bridge directed by Brad Silberling and saw potential in this work, recruiting Silberling for directing Casper.
J. J. Abrams did an uncredited rewrite of the script. The screenplay gave a backstory of Casper being the ghost of Casper McFadden, a boy who died of pneumonia at 12, though some of the comics, particularly in the 1960s, portrayed him as born a ghost to ghost parents.
Extensive use of computer-generated imagery is used to create the ghosts, and it is the first feature film to have a fully CGI character in a leading role. In the mirror scene, Dr. Harvey was also supposed to transform into Spielberg.