Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara
Director: David Lowery
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Drama | Fantasy | Romance | 2017
Okay, so I’m going to be honest here, the first 30 minutes of the film are a complete bore. I almost turned it off because I just couldn’t take how slow the film was moving. Each scene lasted for such a long time, and the film shots of that scene did not move a single frame. For example, in the morgue, I’m pretty sure the camera didn’t move for a whole 10 minutes and I just watched literally nothing happen for that long. I was so excited when something finally happened. And then… back at the house… I LITERALLY watch Rooney Mara eat a pie for 5 minutes. Yes, I even went back and looked at the time in the DVD to see how long she ate the damn pie. It was a full five minutes. SO BORING.
Then, finally, the movie got good. Casey Affleck plays the ghost, which I’m hoping isn’t the spoiler. I liked this film because it was a different take on the ghost story, from the ghost’s perspective. He’s trying to get closure, but it takes him quite some time to do it, and it was interesting to watch.
Different people move in and out of their house, the world changes around him, and still he continues on. I enjoyed the whole space-time continuum thing and was thoroughly pleased with the ending… minus that fact that I never found out what she wrote on that piece of paper.
The whole ghost under a sheet thing was a risk for the film, but I think it worked out perfectly. And I love love loved the conversations that he had with the ghost next door. I thought they were a little comedic, though I’m not sure if that was supposed to be like that.
I would definitely recommend this film. It’s tough to get past the first 30 minutes of it, but after that I’d say it’s worth the watch. I’m going to say “liked it” for A Ghost Story. It was well thought out and strangely fun to watch. (4/5).
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