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Beverly Hills Ghost

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dead teen looks for her murderer in low-budget comedy.

Movie NR 2018 104 minutes
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This movie looks like it was made on a shoe-string budget. That said, many a well-made low-budget film has overcome budgetary restrictions. Unfortunately, Beverly Hills Ghost suffers from restrictions in more crucial areas, including originality and script. Even though this is clearly aimed at tweens and teens, most viewers in that age group have probably conceived and created more riveting videos all by themselves on their cell phones. Disappointing choices abound. Grayish makeup is painted around the eyes, chin, and neck of an actor playing a dead person, making her look more like a Dalmatian than a ghost. In imitation of Mean Girls, "clever" teenage stereotypes are offered -- "the surfers," "the fashionistas," "the Persians," "the film nerds." A character is forced to have a makeover. There's nothing new or interesting here. Older kids deserve a better comedy.

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