Demi Moore in Ghost (1990)

Ghost is the film about Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze), who is murdered in cold blood front of his girlfriend, Molly (Demi Moore). Choosing not to enter Heaven, he opts to staying on Earth as a ghost to protect Molly, only to learn his death was no random occurrence. Added to that, he stumbles onto a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) who can hear him and together they work to protect the love of Sam’s life.

Ghost is the quintessential tearjerker and penultimate love story, but this had to be more achieved through Demi Moore than with Patrick Swayze. In order to understand his commitment and passion towards Molly, Demi Moore had to convey a performance that resonated with moviegoers. Moore is perfection in this regard by providing audiences with a character who loves her boyfriend and is utterly devastated when he dies in her arms. The heart of this movie was with Moore, who captured the sadness of losing the one she loved, wanting to move on, but cannot fathom a world without the person she wanted to spend her life with. Honestly, most tearjerker moments come through Moore, whose heartbreak is one of the most tragic sights ever in the history of cinema. Yet what truly is a moment of astonishing acting from Moore is the final scene when she is briefly reunited with Sam, which is a scene guaranteed to have even the sternest of individuals sobbing their eyes out.

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