A Ghost Story

2017

Drama / Fantasy / Romance

126
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 45,312

Synopsis


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Cast

Brea Grant as Sally
Casey Affleck as Chris
David Lowery as Neighbor's Ghost
Rooney Mara as Olivia
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23.976 fps
92 min
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92 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Pjtaylor-96-138044 5 / 10 / 10

It may be painfully slow by design, but it's still painfully slow.

'A Ghost Story (2017)' takes a while to digest but even after some reflection still feels like a pretty pointless affair, purporting to be profound when in reality it occasionally seems somewhat pretentious, and it was honestly one of the most boring cinematic experiences of the year for two-thirds of its run-time, with an excruciatingly slow pace that extends itself to two individual sequences that almost provoked pain due to their incessant length (the pie eating scene being the worst offender.) It's annoying because I can see what they were going for, even when the action slows to less than a crawl, and the film's final act picks up the pace to a point where it introduces some interesting ideas and ends on a surprisingly affecting note. I can't deny the that unnecessary monotony forced upon me really made the experience a long and tedious one, though. I mean, five whole minutes to eat a pie, in a medium in which an extra few seconds can kill a shot, really is taking the cake. The soundtrack is phenomenal, though, almost redeeming some of the less eventful sequences. 5/10

Reviewed by kjproulx 2 / 10 / 10

A Mind-Alteringly Realistic Depiction Of Human Life

This movie is simultaneously not for everyone, while also trying to demand everyone's attention. That statement may confuse some people, so please listen closely if you're intrigued, because this review if going to be about me gushing on how incredible this film is. Whole critics seem to general love this film, average moviegoers seem to be pretty divisive on this film in retrospect. Personally, I completely see how many would be bored or turned off by this film, so whether or not you like this film is up to you. Personally, this film opened my mind in ways I wasn't expecting and I found myself in a state of transfixion when the credits began to role. So, this review will definitely lean heavily on a recommendation to everyone, but please be advised that the film itself is absolutely not for everyone. Now that I have that out of the way, let's dive in. As a couple is about to move out of their first house onto bigger and better things, the husband (Casey Affleck) dies in a tragic accident. The film then follows the wife (Rooney Mara) as she copes with her loss. The husband returns in ghost form, walking around the halls of the house, watching her every move, stating that people really do watch over us after they die. This premise is fantastic, but the visuals themselves and the way the movie is constructed is what I feel may turn many people off. Coming off cheap by literally having the husband dressed in a bed sheet, the movie may seem cheesy to some, but that's not the point of it at all. From long takes of people sitting alone in a room to time travel in order to open viewers mind's, this movie takes many risks, but I think they are all genius in their own right if you're in the proper mood when watching this film. Going from many short films, to independent features, to a big blockbuster in last year's Pete's Dragon, director David Lowrey has been all over the business, so it was pretty clear that this was a passion project for him, and that the amount of viewers this film gained didn't matter to him in the slightest. I think this was the best way to make a movie like this, because only the most hardcore film fans will probably discover it, which is where I feel it's best suited anyways. There is so much symbolism about the meaning of life and which aspects of it really matter the most, but I feel as though many viewers won't catch on. Once again, if you're in the right mindset and are open to literally anything, then I believe you'll have the same reaction to this film that I did. Many viewers like being able to relate to a character when they speak to someone and open up about themselves, but this film is very far from anything like that. There are stretches of the film that can last up to 30 minutes without a single word being spoken, leaving it up to your interpretation on how they're feeling or what they're thinking. This is a very lonely-feeling film that you need to be relaxed and open-minded about. In my opinion, when a film can show you a piece of imagery and have you understand what a character is going through, what they're thinking, all while giving you a sincere look at our planet as a whole, when it's accomplishing everything it set out to do, and then some. Simply put, sometimes showing things to an audience is much more powerful than having it explained. In the end, A Ghost Story is strangely enough one of the most powerful experiences you'll be able to see an all of 2017. Now, there isn't much dialogue, so you really have to pay attention and think about every piece of imagery, but if you're willing to do that, then I believe you will have a terrific experience as well. If you're not into this film after the first 10-20 minutes then you're either not in the right mindset or it's just not for you, which I completely understand. Many people will hate this movie, but I believe the message itself is worth waiting for alone. A Ghost Story is easily one of my favourite films of the year and I can't wait to watch it multiple times

Reviewed by david_r_fry 2 / 10 / 10

Pretentious, self indulgent, and unoriginal.

Nothing in the movie is actually original, with the possible exception of the scene where the allegedly grieving wife spends 15 minutes eating a pie while sitting on the kitchen floor. Even that scene isn't actually all that original. For example, the Andy Warhol classic "Eat" is about a man sitting alone for 45 minutes eating mushrooms. "Eat" doesn't explain why the man is eating the mushrooms, but he doesn't look like he's grieving anything. If I had directed this movie I would have had the grieving wife take off all her clothes and smear the pie on her breasts, and then improvise the rest of the scene. Maybe the ghost could have come along and licked the smeared pie off her body with his ghost tongue. David Lowery doesn't appear to have much imagination. He probably didn't consult the male star, Casey Affleck, for suggestions either. I bet Casey could have come up with some good ideas.

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