in One Sentence:
Ghost meets Topper in this dark romantic comedy.
A girl, a gravestone, and a ghost: How long would you wait for love?
GWEN SIMONS is one lonely young woman. Her five year romance with the love
of her life is over. She was hoping he'd be the one. But now Gwen has to
leave her job. He's working there, of course.
Gwen's best friend MAZIE advises her to find a new job and find a new
love. "The best way to get over somebody is to get under somebody," Mazie
says. But that's not Gwen's style. She needs a clean break.
Gwen quits her job and seeks new employment. But what should she do? Fate
intervenes as she takes a position as a Development Director for the
Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. She quickly learns the ropes of her
new job, which involves developing tours around the "residents" of
Pennsylvania's most famous cemetery.
late afternoon at twilight, she comes across a young man who is searching
for something among the gravestones. He is a quiet fellow, who speaks
softly and wears clothes that are a bit out of style, but they look good
on him. Gwen is intrigued by the young man. "I haven't seen you around
here before," he comments. "When were you born?"
replies, "I was born in '85. That makes me..."
"Less than thirty," he responds. "And still not married?"
"No," she smiles wistfully. "And you?"
was born in... '82," the young man replies. Gwen smiles.
Over time, a relationship develops between the two of them. He agrees to
meet her there every weekday evening at the same time.
Gwen comes to learn a lot about the cemetery, what with her constant
research in the cemetery archives. And the young fellow seems to know a
lot about the history of the residents of the cemetery. It's almost as if
he had been there for the interments.
Gwen's curiosity is aroused when the young man refuses to visit other
areas of the cemetery with her. She wants to know why he won't go with
her. As the night mist rolls in across the cemetery, he merely says, "I
can't." He disappears into the foggy mist.
next day a visitor asks Gwen to look up a record in the cemetery archives.
She stumbles across an interment card with the young man's name and
burial date. He was born in '82 all right. But in 1882, not 1982.
He died in 1910 at the age of 28.
That's right. Gwen Simon's new boyfriend is a ghost.