With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost(Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.
It's all about time. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.. A Ghost Story Wiki
really disappointed not knowing what written in the paper, this movie needed a great end. it hadn't
...elsewhere. It's just Casey Affleck covered in sheet...not doing much....There's a lot of this: "...". So, uh...a couple....then Hispanics....a party.....zzz.....a new building....Indians attack.....a couple....credits.....zzz. Goodnight.
My initial thought was that the sheet w/eye holes was so cheesy-but you stop noticing it when the beauty of this film hits you. When the infamous pie-eating part started, I was baffled and bored. About 2 minutes into it, it turned to fascination. What a vivid, true to life sequence of real grief! The exploration of the enormity of time was compelling and beautiful. I’m also a new fan of Dark Rooms, who provided much of the music.
Why did you break that ladies dishes?
I agree with many reviews that the movie can be slow. If you are looking for fast entertaining crashing cars this is not the movie for you. If you want to slow down and be drawn in to a human story of love, grief, and searching for the meaning of life this is it. It took me awhile to get out of the Instagram/Facebook world that our minds have become to see that sometimes love and grief are silent. This movie makes the watcher struggle with the silent. We need more of that.
This movie had an interesting premise. However, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else. The acting was okay (not that there’s a lot of emotional depth to be discovered in it), the story was pretty long and drawn out and the characters don’t provide anything for the audience to become invested in. I will say that the cinematography and editing where fantastic. Other than that, Don’t waste your money on the rental; wait for it to come out on Netflix.
It’s very slow as everyone mentioned. I still loved it. Not sure it’s a movie I can watch again, but I’m glad I experienced it.
I think I can see where some of the artistic attempts lie. With silence and with subtleties. But it fails to truly entertain. Not enough substance. Not enough tangible writing.
Best and certainly the most memorable film I saw in 2017. Totally ignored by Oscars and golden globes, which is shameful.