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A Ghost Story (2017)

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In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

Director:

David Lowery

Writer:

David Lowery
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... C
Rooney Mara ... M
McColm Cephas Jr. ... Little Boy
Kenneisha Thompson ... Doctor
Grover Coulson ... Man in Wheelchair
Liz Cardenas ... Linda (as Liz Cardenas Franke)
Barlow Jacobs ... Gentleman Caller
Richard Krause ... Mover
Dagger Salazar Dagger Salazar ... Mover
Sonia Acevedo Sonia Acevedo ... Maria
Carlos Bermudez Carlos Bermudez ... Carlos
Yasmina Gutierrez Yasmina Gutierrez ... Yasmina
Kimberly Fiddes Kimberly Fiddes ... Making Out
Daniel Escudero Daniel Escudero ... Making Out
Kesha ... Spirit Girl (as Kesha Sebert)
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Storyline

Resonating with vibrant memories and silent echoes of a shared life, the old house is somehow connected to "C", a sensitive composer who is hesitant of leaving it, while his loving wife "M", on the other hand, is keen on moving out, having an indecipherable but grim premonition of danger. Sadly, disaster soon strikes, and C's untethered spectre which detaches from the lifeless body, rises from the mortician's table, and in a swift decision, decides to linger in this dimension to faithfully follow the grieving M back to the old house. As silent as a shadow and as invisible as the air, C's unappeasable phantom observes M's denial and depression gradually turn to acceptance and even hope, as time unravels, moving forward through the decades. In this earth, man struggles to leave his legacy behind. Is this the way to immortality? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

It's all about time.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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12 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Priča o Duhu See more »

Filming Locations:

Irving, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,030, 7 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,596,371, 28 September 2017
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Lowery, who both wrote and directed the film, characterized his idea to create a movie about a ghost as a primordial miasm in his brain, as he visioned a ghost exactly like the one that is presented in the movie. He believes that it is a very goofy image that is breaking from the norm in terms of how a story is told and the tools that are used for it. See more »

Goofs

When Casey Affleck is singing, the audio/video don't match up. See more »

Quotes

Prognosticator: We build our legacy piece by piece and maybe the whole world will remember you or maybe just a couple of people, but you do what you can to make sure you're still around after you're gone.
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Connections

Featured in To Be Continued (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op. 125
(uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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3 October 2017 | by ShunGunnerySee all my reviews

I cannot believe that the top-rated comment is so very inaccurate.

To begin, David Lowry's previous offering "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" being a hit, sounds more like a plug for that film than a true statement, due to the fact that it was not considered a hit at all.

Go figure.

Secondly, when worded so nicely in that 'this story is about a young couple who ... (insert all the stuff they supposedly do such as buy the home and the wife experiencing the moments of life without him, etc.), it sounds great, only that's not true either. It shows none of this, but rather concentrates on the most menial of actions without ever exploring more of either their relationship with each other or with anything else. Literally, you get no back story and no ending, and even if you did, you have nothing to hold the two together besides scenes of total mundaneness and dull, boring, tediousness.

I will admit that there are a couple of laugh out loud moments. The problem is that given the tone of the film, I don't believe these moments are supposed to be funny, which makes the film that more awkward.

In closing, one of the reviewers before me said it best: you have been warned. This is a bore-fest.


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