This supernatural thriller was critically-drubbed (19% on the Tomatometer), but I the preview on another DVD I saw made it look good. Yes, I was duped by a movie trailer!
The hero here is Nick Powell, high school golden boy about to graduate. (Yes, this is the second movie in a row I watched with high-school-senior heroes. Good catch.) Nick is moody and sensitive, and his English teacher loves his dreadful poetry. He has conflicts with his mom, who doesn't appear to miss his dead father; she's also opposed to his dream of attending a "Writing Program" in London.
Unfortunately, he's recently come into conflict with fellow classmate Annie (she has a dead mother), the violence-prone ringleader of a small high school crime syndicate. (Really.) Soon enough, this conflict results in Nick's invisible spirit wandering around his town, trying to get someone to come rescue his dying body.
Probably every guy who saw this movie thought: "If I were the invisible spirit of a male high school senior, I'd be off to the girl's locker room." Sure enough, Nick makes it there eventually. Although he still looks moody and sensitive about it.
The movie was good enough to keep me awake and involved through the whole thing. But most of my thoughts were how it could have been much, much better.
Oh, about the trailer. The IMDB says:
A subplot involving an elderly man who could see the main character was in the trailer, but not the film.Darn it, I was waiting for that guy to show up.