Writer-director Christopher Landon (‘Freaky’, ‘Happy Death Day 2U’) ventures into family-friendly territory with this fun and heartwarming story about a ghost (David Harbour) trapped in the netherworld until a family moves into his home and tries to help him on his way. It has all the feels, all the laughs, and Jahi Winston (the little kid from ‘Charm City Kings’, all grown up) and Harbour (in essentially a silent role) are both fantastic. Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Coolidge, and Tig Notaro are along for the ride, too, in a film that, frankly, comes out of nowhere to grab you by the heartstrings.

4/5 stars