#31DH: Bonus Movie – BeetleJuice


Synopsis: A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

Impressions:  I’ve seen this film multiple times as a kid and this was the first time in years that i got to see it as an adult, husband, and father.  It still has it’s wonderful charm even though the effects are a bit dated.  Keaton is great as the ghost with the most.

Social Message:  This is a film about families.  Adam and Barbra can’t have children which is why the realtor is trying to get them to downsize there living arrangements.  When they die and the Deetz move in, they do not get along with the family, except for Lydia, the deetz daughter.  When Lydia writes a suicide letter, she wants to because she wants to be with a family who sees and understands her.  The common enemy of Beetlejuice is what get’s both families to get along and Lydia gets to be with parents who are loving and cooperative when her biological parents.


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