The recent death of her lover Jamie (Rickman) drives Nina (Stevenson) into despair and anger, until he turns up at her apartment one day. And decides to bring some of his ghostly buddies and hang out. Tender and well written tale of love and the supernatural, with believable characters and plot-line. Playwright Minghella's directorial debut.
If there were a category or subgenre for life affirming movies, this one would be at the top of my list. Tells the story of loss and grief and what it might "really" be like if we could get our loved-ones back after death. Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman give fine, believable performances. Sad, funny, and just plain wonderful.