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2017, Art House, Ghosts

A GHOST STORY (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story An original screenplay
Writers/Script David Lowery
Additional Info I saw this at a screen in Madrid in English with Spanish subtitles. While waiting outside I watched the other dozen or so people leave with bemused expressions on their faces.
Director David Lowery
Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara
Elevator Pitch A couple live in a suburban wood framed house in rural America. The husband dies in a car accident and as a ghost, (white sheet and all) returns to the house and watches events occur, his wife leaving, other families arriving, time passing.
Content His wife eats a pie, the normal things of family lives happen. The ghost observes and occasionally intervenes. There are curious time shifts. Beer is drunk, the husband and wife rub up against each other.
A View Predictably the critics loved this, and it did provide some food for thought, but the more I thought about it, the more ridiculous it seemed. It looked like an idea which might have made a short film but instead bored us shitless for an hour and a half (My wife says it was not that bad).

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