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A Ghost Story

Thought provoking

(Edit) 05/03/2018

At the outset I watched this knowing it was going to be quite different and as many have said it is not for everyone. If the basis of the spirit is a rather cartoon depiction of a ghost portrayed under a sheet it enforces the premise that it not about what a ghost looks like. It sidelines this draws the viewer to other aspects or ideas it presents. The production company of 'Scared Sheetless' sums up the humour of the approach.

I found this film more and more fascinating the more it progressed. It left me with some thought provoking concepts about the spiritual side and has a lot to do with how people cope with loss which is beautifully acted by Rooney Mara. There are a couple scenes where film footage is concentrated on the seemingly inconsequential - The obvious being the pie eating! (not a plot spoiler don't worry) It does make you hungry however!

I don't usually care too films with an overuse of non-chronological footage but in this case with the subject matter it is used carefully and meaningfully to powerful effect. This is an artistic film as well, the scenes artfully put together with lovely images and wonderful music. There are some stirring and interesting concepts that the viewer is left with and I found it very rewarding to watch.

If a test of a good film is how much it makes one think and talk about it afterwards this passes.

Watched the bonus features and cut scene as well and intend to listen to the music of Dark Rooms.

Not a big reviewer of films but felt this richly deserved a write-up.

Great acting by Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. Excellent.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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