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Ghost Dad

Bill Cosby has a few inspired moments in this weirdly airless sitcom farce about a workaholic single dad who plunges off a bridge, gets ghostified, and ends up with a second chance at fatherhood. The Cos mugs with such ecstatic, loony abandon that it’s as though his features were defying gravity. (If only the special effects were half as impressive.) Unfortunately, director Sidney Poitier seems to be reaching as low as he can — he serves up 20-year-old blithe-spirit gags in an atmosphere of frantic slapstick. Most of Ghost Dad is a dim-witted embarrassment.

Ghost Dad
type
  • Movie
mpaa
runtime
  • 83 minutes
director

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