Ghost: Everett Collection
EW Staff
November 22, 2003 AT 05:00 AM EST

Why ”Ghost” is a top tearjerker

Who could forget that titillating pottery scene set to the Righteous Brothers’ ”Unchained Melody,” or Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar-winning performance as a medium who finally meets a spirit she can talk to? The fun ends, however, when the movie tackles one of our biggest fears: losing a loved one in a senseless act of violence. Every mournful scene — Demi Moore holding a dying Patrick Swayze in her arms, Swayze seeing Moore vulnerable to the man responsible for his death — is made all the more wrenching with the aid of Maurice Jarre’s touching score.

KLEENEX MOMENT As Swayze is about to be taken to the next world, he and Moore exchange a bittersweet kiss and the killer line: ”See ya.”

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