Hearts and Souls Review

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Harrison, Penny, Julia, and Milo are killed in a bus crash, at the very same moment a boy Thomas is born. The four are then attached to him and he can see them right into childhood, but then one day in an attempt to make him grow up a normal person, they become invisible to him, although they stick by him. Later when he's an adult, they appear again and ask him to resolve some of the issues that they were unable to before they died.


A hopelessly sentimental fable concerning four ethereal spooks (Charles Grodin, Tom Sizemore, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard) killed when their bus collides with a car carrying a pregnant mother to hospital, and their subsequent haunting of the child who grows up to be Robert Downey Jnr. Following this half-hour plot set-up they realise possessing his body enables them to physically re-enter the physical world and redress the major regrets of their lives. Lightweight for all the right reasons, this is the kind of subtle, funny and touching video to warm one’s cockles on a long winter evening.

A genuinely nice and funny piece of escapism