Time for another round with the Dereks, only here we’re taking a look at their final film together, Ghosts Can’t Do It. Scott (Anthony Quinn) commits suicide after suffering from a heart attack and becomes a ghost that only his wife Katie (Bo Derek) can see. In order to become human again, Scott instructs her to kill Fausto (Leo Damian) and possess his body. After seeing this, I may now have seen a movie worse than Bolero. Whereas the latter film was laughable in its execution, Ghosts Can’t Do It, however, was plain awful all around. It completely wastes the talent of a two-time Academy Award winner and has him cracking jokes against a black sheet with wavy filters to create that “ghostly effect.” Bo Derek is even stupider and seems to take murder, rape, and suicide all too well. The dialogue is still idiotically flowery and lame, characters show up inexplicably and leave just as quick, continuity errors are all over the place, and random subplots are introduced and dropped within ten minutes. Ghosts Can’t Do It was the nail in the coffin of Bo Derek’s acting career and John Derek’s directing career and has never resurrected to the mainstream since, it was that bad. Although, it’s still not as bad as The Hottie and the Nottie.
(1/2 Black Pearl out of 5) (Also, how sad is your movie when Donald Trump gives the best performance in the movie and has only a few lines?)
Ghosts Can't Do It review