History Film / HighSpirits

16th Apr '16 1:44:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Pretty much HeyItsThatGuy: The Movie, from the guy who directed it (Neil Jordan, [[HeAlsoDid better known]] for literal Oscar winners like ''Film/TheCryingGame'' and ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'') to its cast. Peter O'Toole is almost DrivenToSuicide when he's unable to pay the bills on his family castle, which he's turned into a hotel/theatre because of said bills. Until his seemingly {{Cloudcuckoolander}} mother informs him that she's been having conversations with his father -- who's been dead for years.

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Pretty much HeyItsThatGuy: The Movie, from the guy who directed it (Neil ''High Spirits'' is better known for other movies(Neil Jordan, [[HeAlsoDid better known]] for literal Oscar winners like ''Film/TheCryingGame'' and ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'') to its and so are the cast. Peter O'Toole is almost DrivenToSuicide when he's unable to pay the bills on his family castle, which he's turned into a hotel/theatre because of said bills. Until his seemingly {{Cloudcuckoolander}} mother informs him that she's been having conversations with his father -- who's been dead for years.



* YourCheatingHeart: Jack ''and'' Sharon. Unusually for the trope, it ends positively for both of them.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Jack ''and'' Sharon. Unusually for the trope, it ends positively for both of them.
15th Sep '15 11:32:39 AM Fyrmer
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The EnsembleCast has a variety of little storylines, but the main storyline, other than the one involving O'Toole and his ancestors' ghosts, focuses on a married couple, Jack and Sharon, played by [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] and [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Beverly D'Angelo]], who are having problems, and are only there because Sharon's father is trying to get the deed to the castle, and having the castle's hauntings revealed as fake would benefit this greatly. Things don't go as planned, though, because Jack and Sharon begin individual romances with a pair of ghosts, Mary Plunkett and Martin Brogan (Creator/DarylHannah and [[{{Film/ThePhantomMenace}} Liam Neeson]]), who are stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop with Mary repeatedly being murdered by Martin, because he believes her to be unfaithful because she doesn't sleep with him on their wedding night.

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The EnsembleCast has a variety of little storylines, but the main storyline, other than the one involving O'Toole and his ancestors' ghosts, focuses on a married couple, Jack and Sharon, played by [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] and [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Beverly D'Angelo]], who are having problems, and are only there because Sharon's father is trying to get the deed to the castle, and having the castle's hauntings revealed as fake would benefit this greatly. Things don't go as planned, though, because Jack and Sharon begin individual romances with a pair of ghosts, Mary Plunkett and Martin Brogan (Creator/DarylHannah and [[{{Film/ThePhantomMenace}} Liam Neeson]]), Creator/LiamNeeson), who are stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop with Mary repeatedly being murdered by Martin, because he believes her to be unfaithful because she doesn't sleep with him on their wedding night.
15th Sep '15 11:31:18 AM Fyrmer
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* FakeIrish: Daryl Hannah, complete with terrible accent. Peter O'Toole doesn't even try. The rest of the Irish cast are actually Irish actors, though.
4th Nov '14 6:01:51 PM VicGeorge2011
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3rd May '14 6:03:49 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ShirtlessScene: LiamNeeson gets a couple.

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* ShirtlessScene: LiamNeeson Creator/LiamNeeson gets a couple.
19th Mar '14 11:55:46 PM erforce
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Pretty much HeyItsThatGuy: The Movie, from the guy who directed it (Neil Jordan, [[HeAlsoDid better known]] for literal Oscar winners like ''TheCryingGame'' and ''InterviewWithTheVampire'') to its cast. Peter O'Toole is almost DrivenToSuicide when he's unable to pay the bills on his family castle, which he's turned into a hotel/theatre because of said bills. Until his seemingly {{Cloudcuckoolander}} mother informs him that she's been having conversations with his father -- who's been dead for years.

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Pretty much HeyItsThatGuy: The Movie, from the guy who directed it (Neil Jordan, [[HeAlsoDid better known]] for literal Oscar winners like ''TheCryingGame'' ''Film/TheCryingGame'' and ''InterviewWithTheVampire'') ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'') to its cast. Peter O'Toole is almost DrivenToSuicide when he's unable to pay the bills on his family castle, which he's turned into a hotel/theatre because of said bills. Until his seemingly {{Cloudcuckoolander}} mother informs him that she's been having conversations with his father -- who's been dead for years.



The EnsembleCast has a variety of little storylines, but the main storyline, other than the one involving O'Toole and his ancestors' ghosts, focuses on a married couple, Jack and Sharon, played by [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] and [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Beverly D'Angelo]], who are having problems, and are only there because Sharon's father is trying to get the deed to the castle, and having the castle's hauntings revealed as fake would benefit this greatly. Things don't go as planned, though, because Jack and Sharon begin individual romances with a pair of ghosts, Mary Plunkett and Martin Brogan ([[{{Creator/DarylHannah}} Daryl Hannah]] and [[{{Film/ThePhantomMenace}} Liam Neeson]]), who are stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop with Mary repeatedly being murdered by Martin, because he believes her to be unfaithful because she doesn't sleep with him on their wedding night.

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The EnsembleCast has a variety of little storylines, but the main storyline, other than the one involving O'Toole and his ancestors' ghosts, focuses on a married couple, Jack and Sharon, played by [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] and [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Beverly D'Angelo]], who are having problems, and are only there because Sharon's father is trying to get the deed to the castle, and having the castle's hauntings revealed as fake would benefit this greatly. Things don't go as planned, though, because Jack and Sharon begin individual romances with a pair of ghosts, Mary Plunkett and Martin Brogan ([[{{Creator/DarylHannah}} Daryl Hannah]] (Creator/DarylHannah and [[{{Film/ThePhantomMenace}} Liam Neeson]]), who are stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop with Mary repeatedly being murdered by Martin, because he believes her to be unfaithful because she doesn't sleep with him on their wedding night.
29th Nov '13 11:32:38 AM Kalmbach
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* TitleDrop: Of sorts. Jack is handed a book titled "The Book of High Spirits".
29th Nov '13 10:39:16 AM Kalmbach
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Peter O'Toole is the most English-sounding Irishman ''ever''.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Peter Seamus O'Toole is the most English-sounding Irishman ''ever''.''ever'', despite being born in County Galway. (He grew up in Leeds.)
2nd Oct '13 5:28:37 PM TheFuzzinator
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* ThereIsAGod: The lord of a castle fails to make it tourist attraction. He's so depressed he's thinking of hanging himself, but a storm means the guests have to stay, so he says this.

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* TheAllegedCar: The hotel's bus.
* BetaCouple: Martin and Sharon.
* BrainyBrunette: Completely averted with Miranda.
* BrattyHalfPint: The parapsychologist's children.
* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Plunkett. Good grief. Miranda also qualifies.
* DaddysGirl: Sharon.
* DrivenToSuicide: Martin.
* TheDitz: Miranda.
* EightiesHair: Well, it ''was'' made in 1988.
* FakeIrish: Daryl Hannah, complete with terrible accent. Peter O'Toole doesn't even try. The rest of the Irish cast are actually Irish actors, though.
* FieryRedhead: Martin is something of a male example. He sure as hell has a HairTriggerTemper for most of the movie, though it's PlayedForLaughs.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Mary.
* HenpeckedHusband: Jack.
* HotForPreacher: Miranda, for Brother Tony.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Martin and Sharon. Happens when your actor is 6'4" and your actress is 5'2".
* MistakenForCheating: Martin with Mary.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Peter O'Toole is the most English-sounding Irishman ''ever''.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Daryl Hannah's Irish accent is pretty terrible.
* PairTheSpares: Martin and Sharon.
* RichBitch: ''Sharon''.
* ShirtlessScene: LiamNeeson gets a couple.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: In-Universe example. The hotel staff's attempts at pretending the hotel is haunted are cringeworthy.
* StalkerWithACrush: Martin for Sharon, albeit briefly.
* ThereIsAGod: The lord of a castle fails to make it tourist attraction. He's so depressed he's thinking of hanging himself, but a storm means the guests have to stay, so he says this.this.
* WellDoneSonGuy: All Peter ever wanted was some encouragement from his Daddy. He finally gets some, even if Daddy's a ghost.
* YourCheatingHeart: Jack ''and'' Sharon. Unusually for the trope, it ends positively for both of them.
23rd Jan '13 5:10:57 AM morenohijazo
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The EnsembleCast has a variety of little storylines, but the main storyline, other than the one involving O'Toole and his ancestors' ghosts, focuses on a married couple, Jack and Sharon, played by [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] and [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Beverly D'Angelo]], who are having problems, and are only there because Sharon's father is trying to get the deed to the castle, and having the castle's hauntings revealed as fake would benefit this greatly. Things don't go as planned, though, because Jack and Sharon begin individual romances with a pair of ghosts, Mary Plunkett and Martin Brogan ([[{{Creator/DarylHannah}} Daryl Hannah]] and [[{{Film/ThePhantomMenace}} Liam Neeson]]), who are stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop with Mary repeatedly being murdered by Martin, because he believes her to be unfaithful because she doesn't sleep with him on their wedding night.

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The EnsembleCast has a variety of little storylines, but the main storyline, other than the one involving O'Toole and his ancestors' ghosts, focuses on a married couple, Jack and Sharon, played by [[PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]] and [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Beverly D'Angelo]], who are having problems, and are only there because Sharon's father is trying to get the deed to the castle, and having the castle's hauntings revealed as fake would benefit this greatly. Things don't go as planned, though, because Jack and Sharon begin individual romances with a pair of ghosts, Mary Plunkett and Martin Brogan ([[{{Creator/DarylHannah}} Daryl Hannah]] and [[{{Film/ThePhantomMenace}} Liam Neeson]]), who are stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop with Mary repeatedly being murdered by Martin, because he believes her to be unfaithful because she doesn't sleep with him on their wedding night.night.

* ThereIsAGod: The lord of a castle fails to make it tourist attraction. He's so depressed he's thinking of hanging himself, but a storm means the guests have to stay, so he says this.
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