History Film / HeartAndSouls

1st Jun '16 1:27:08 AM Sabrewing
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* ButNowIMustGo: After a serious heart-to-heart conversation, the ghosts decide they're doing much more harm than good in young Thomas' life, and they willingly make themselves invisible to him, telling him they need to say goodbye and go away. The only problem is that they're ''still'' supernaturally tethered to him, and this abandonment has left him with serious trust issues well into adulthood, leaving them all at odds when it comes time to finish their business on earth.
* ChekhovsGunman: Through his escapades with the ghosts, Thomas often finds himself at odds with a sergeant of the police department. [[spoiler:Turns out he's one of Penny's sons all grown up.]]



* EmpathicEnvironment: It immediately starts to rain on Julia and Thomas [[spoiler: when she discovers John died many years ago and she won't be able to see or speak to him.]]
* FakingEngineTrouble: The trolley bus driver fakes engine trouble as a way of delaying looking for the missing souls, so they will have time to complete their unfinished business. It should be noted that the being he is attempting to fool with this ploy is God.

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* EmpathicEnvironment: It immediately starts to rain on Julia and Thomas [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when she discovers John died many years ago and she won't be able to see or speak to him.]]
* FakingEngineTrouble: The trolley bus driver fakes engine trouble as a way of delaying looking for the missing souls, so they will have time to complete their unfinished business. It should be noted that the being he is attempting to fool with this ploy is God.{{God}}.



** Julia needs to find her long lost boyfriend John and tell him she always loved him.

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** Julia needs to find her long lost boyfriend John and tell him she always loved him. [[spoiler:Subverted when John turns out to be dead, and Julia instead feels that her goal is to help Thomas learn from the mistakes she made in life, renewing his relationship with Anne.]]



*ImpededMessenger: An angel was supposed to come from heaven at the moment of the ghosts' deaths to inform them of the rules of securing passage to the afterlife, but he or she never showed up, leaving them stuck with Thomas for seemingly no reason.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Thomas has grown up afraid to commit to his relationships due to losing people he cared about (the ghosts) as a child, and the cycle is repeating with his current girlfriend Anne.



* PowerPerversionPotential: Milo often tries to exploit his invisibility to look up women's dresses, and at one point has a young, blindfolded Thomas turn pages and unfold spreads in a porn magazine.



* {{Reincarnation}}: The reason why it's suddenly urgent for the ghosts to finish their business--they're needed because new babies are being born soon.

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* {{Reincarnation}}: The reason why it's suddenly urgent for the ghosts to finish their business--they're business -- they're needed because new babies are being born soon.
20th Jul '15 9:52:48 PM foxley
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* FakingEngineTRouble: The trolley bus driver fakes engine trouble as a way of delaying looking for souls, so they will have time to complete their unfinished business. It should be noted that the being he is attempting to fool with this ploy is God.

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* FakingEngineTRouble: FakingEngineTrouble: The trolley bus driver fakes engine trouble as a way of delaying looking for the missing souls, so they will have time to complete their unfinished business. It should be noted that the being he is attempting to fool with this ploy is God.
20th Jul '15 9:51:33 PM foxley
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* FakingEngineTRouble: The trolley bus driver fakes engine trouble as a way of delaying looking for souls, so they will have time to complete their unfinished business. It should be noted that the being he is attempting to fool with this ploy is God.
24th Sep '14 2:27:18 AM HarryLovesHermione
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In 1959, four people riding on a bus and Hal (David Palmer), the bus driver, get killed in a crash. The bus crashed into a car with a woman going into labor. Hal ascends to {{Heaven}} while the other four get stuck anchored to the newborn baby. The baby is named "Thomas," and only he can see the four of them. After seven years of being his invisible friends, their effect on him is noticed and Thomas is about to be sent into a psychiatric hospital, so they resolve to become invisible to him so they don't ruin his life.

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In 1959, four people riding on a bus and Hal (David Palmer), Paymer), the bus driver, get killed in a crash. The bus crashed into a car with a woman going into labor. Hal ascends to {{Heaven}} while the other four get stuck anchored to the newborn baby. The baby is named "Thomas," and only he can see the four of them. After seven years of being his invisible friends, their effect on him is noticed and Thomas is about to be sent into a psychiatric hospital, so they resolve to become invisible to him so they don't ruin his life.
20th Jan '14 1:16:46 PM LongLiveHumour
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A 1993 film directed by Ron Underwood and starring RobertDowneyJr.

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A 1993 film directed by Ron Underwood and starring RobertDowneyJr.
Creator/RobertDowneyJr.
1st Jan '14 3:50:00 PM nargles78
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* EmpathicEnvironment: It immediately starts to rain on Julia and Thomas [[spoiler: when she discovers John died many years ago and she won't be able to see or speak to him.]]
12th Oct '13 11:30:49 AM nargles78
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12th Oct '13 11:24:00 AM nargles78
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* AfterlifeExpress: The bus

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* AfterlifeExpress: The busbus.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The ghosts were supposed to have ascended long before the bus driver eventually comes back for them. They each need to resolve their UnfinishedBusiness so the bus can transport them "on" because their souls are needed for new babies.
* BigBrotherMentor: Harrison and Milo for Thomas.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Julia, Penny, Harrison, and Milo are all killed in a bus crash that Thomas's parents barely escape themselves. Thomas is born moments later at the scene of the accident.
* ClosedCircle: The ghosts are cosmically tied to Thomas and can only remain a certain distance from him without being pulled back.



* TheFifties / TheSixties: The setting during Thomas's birth and childhood.
* FireForgedFriends: The four bus passengers died as strangers but become very close as they spend decades together in the afterlife.
* FourIsDeath: Four innocent bus passengers are killed because the driver wasn't paying attention to the road.
* TheFourLoves: The ghosts each represent a different kind of love based on their relationship with Thomas or their final tasks: Harrison is fatherly love, Milo is friendly love, Penny is unconditional love, and Julia is romantic love.
* GhostlyGoals:
** Penny needs to find her children, who became orphans after her death.
** Milo needs to return the valuable stamps he stole to the rightful owner.
** Harrison needs to overcome his stage fright and sing in public.
** Julia needs to find her long lost boyfriend John and tell him she always loved him.
* GrandTheftMe: Julia and Milo embarrass Thomas during a board meeting when they take over his body. The ghosts threaten to forcibly take over Thomas's body again if he does not willingly help them.



* NotSoImaginaryFriend: The ghosts.

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* ISeeThemToo: A woman in the psychiatric ward at the hospital is the only other person besides Thomas who can see the ghosts.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: The ghosts. For most of his life, Thomas believed the ghosts he knew as a child were imaginary friends. He is shocked to find out they were all once real people.
12th Oct '13 11:09:33 AM nargles78
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* Milo Peck (TomSizemore): A thief who was killed before he got the chance to go straight.

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* Milo Peck (TomSizemore): (Tom Sizemore): A thief who was killed before he got the chance to go straight.
1st Oct '13 8:37:06 AM kalel32688
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A 1993 film directed by Ron Underwood and starring RobertDowneyJr. In 1959, four people riding on a bus and the bus driver get killed in a crash. The bus crashed into a car with a woman going into labor. The bus driver ascends to {{Heaven}} while the other four get stuck anchored to the newborn baby. The baby is named Thomas, and only he can see the four of them. After seven years of being his invisible friends, their effect on him is noticed and Thomas is about to be sent into a psychiatric hospital, so they resolve to become invisible to him so they don't ruin his life.

Come 1993, Thomas is a liquidator at a bank with the ghosts always watching. Then, one day, the bus driver comes back and informs them that their time is up, and they have only a few days to resolve all of their unfinished business.

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A 1993 film directed by Ron Underwood and starring RobertDowneyJr. RobertDowneyJr.

In 1959, four people riding on a bus and Hal (David Palmer), the bus driver driver, get killed in a crash. The bus crashed into a car with a woman going into labor. The bus driver Hal ascends to {{Heaven}} while the other four get stuck anchored to the newborn baby. The baby is named Thomas, "Thomas," and only he can see the four of them. After seven years of being his invisible friends, their effect on him is noticed and Thomas is about to be sent into a psychiatric hospital, so they resolve to become invisible to him so they don't ruin his life.

Come 1993, Thomas is a liquidator at a bank with the ghosts always watching. Then, one day, the bus driver Hal comes back and informs them that their time is up, and they have only a few days to resolve all of their unfinished business.



* Milo Peck (TomSizemore): A thief who was killed before he got the chance to go straight

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* Milo Peck (TomSizemore): A thief who was killed before he got the chance to go straightstraight.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Bob Newhart is seen in the 1959 section (played by his actual son!)

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Bob Newhart is seen in the 1959 section (played by his actual son!)son!).



* {{Psychopomp}}: The bus driver.
* {{Reincarnation}}: The reason why it's suddenly urgent for the ghosts to finish their business - they're needed because new babies are being born soon.
* SharingABody: The ghosts borrow Thomas's body to resolve their unfinished business.
* UnfinishedBusiness: Each of the ghosts has some - it's pretty much the main plot of the film.

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* {{Psychopomp}}: The bus driver.
Hal
* {{Reincarnation}}: The reason why it's suddenly urgent for the ghosts to finish their business - they're business--they're needed because new babies are being born soon.
* SharingABody: The ghosts borrow Thomas's Thomas' body to resolve their unfinished business.
* UnfinishedBusiness: Each of the ghosts has some - it's some. It's pretty much the main plot of the film.
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