Modesto is a teacher who has the misfortune to be able to see dead people. Not only has this cost him a fortune at the psychiatrist, but it’s also gotten him fired from every school he’s ever worked at. His luck changes when he gets offered a job at a prestigious school, except that five students in particular are causing havoc in the hallways. Determined to help them to pass their senior year and get out of there once and for all, he begins with earnest. But it won’t be that easy...they’ve been dead for over twenty years.
It might not sound the most appealing story to the seasoned horror fan, but this extremely entertaining Spanish comedy has a sparkling sense of humour that lifts it high above the rest. On paper it seems immediately destined for the gutter of bland comedies that are infesting DVD shelves around the world, but this is far from it. Slick, satirical and very clever, it managed to pull off a miracle by creating a crowd-pleasing film that not only is extremely funny, but is something that you might have overlooked completely (it’s got “American remake” written all over it).
Javier Ruiz Caldera