Hello Ghost (Korean)

Review: We generally don`t like dead people movies. They tend to be soppy, exploitative and dare we say it boring. Some of these dead people movies have the sole intention of wringing tears out of you, as if making you cry was some lofty goal.

Thankfully, director Kim Yeong Tak infuses the film with some humour and a light-hearted tone so as to steer clear of an overly heavy-handed treatment of a dreary topic (i.e. a man`s depression). The film comes across as less of an austere study of one man`s depression and more of an optimistic chronicling of one man`s journey towards self discovery and emotional healing.

There still are incredibly overwrought and melodramatic moments, a hallmark of Korean dramas. We hated the way the film resorted to all sorts of clichÃ