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Dead Cool (2005)

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A fifteen year-old boy still recovering from the death of his father fantasizes that his deceased dad returns in ghostly form to put his new stepfamily to the ultimate test. Six years after David lost his father in a tragic car accident, his mother has moved on and found a new husband. But as these two separate families take their first tenuous steps toward becoming a whole, David finds that his new stepsiblings, tempestuous granny, and other quirky family members are simply too much to contend with. But David isn't the only one who seems to have a problem with his new family, because his father's ghost appears frequently to comment on the situation as well. Will David prove capable of leaving the past behind and building his future with a new family, or are his memories of a simpler past just too perfect to let go? Imogen Stubbs and Steven Geller star in a spirited family comedy featuring Rosanna Arquette, James Callis, and Anthony Calf. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
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On DVD: Mar 18, 2008
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Not a bad movie at all, but not very funny either. Rosanna Arquette is great, but her role was rather confusing. In several scenes, she spoke into the camera as if she were filming a documentary but for the remaining scenes she was a character in the story.
It's a typical tale of extended families: David's father is killed at the ripe old age of 32, when David is only 10. For the next 7 years, his father 'visits' him, asking questions on how his mother is doing. When his mother find a new boyfriend, David's father encourages David to hate his mom's beau and plot revenge.
The teen angst overwhelms the movie in many places as David, his mother and little brother George move in with Mark and his two equally dysfunctional daughters.
It's worth a rent.

I forgot to mention that David Cohen uses the 'once-obsolete' technique of having the crew's shadows included in the scene as in the best movie of all time, Friday the 13th, Part VII: New Blood. Remember how effective it was in that movie? I thought it was an artistic touch, which had been abandoned in this modern age of editing! But David Cohen shows why he is directing movies!

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