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A Ghost Story- review


“A Ghost Story” (2017)

Directed by David Lowery

Starring Casey Affleck,  Rooney Mara

Running Time 92 Minutes, Rated R.

3.5 Mitch’s out of 5

Mitch Hansch/


“A Ghost Story” isn’t your typical popcorn view, patience is needed for this one, and rewarded for this viewer.  David Lowery comes off the big budget “Pete’s Dragon” with a micro budget film he did in secret with his previous co-stars from “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.  Affleck plays “C” and Mara plays “M”, a married couple who are struggling with communication and the fact that she is ready to leave their small suburban house while he isn’t.  He so much isn’t that when he unexpectedly dies he nixes taking the white light and instead dons a cliche ghost get-up donning a white sheet with pitch black eye holes bound to the house and his love for her.  


There is very little dialogue, and much contemplating of existence, “A Ghost Story” is greatly helped by Lowery’s editing and Daniel Hart’s composing.  C’s journey through time and reflection is grandiose but I wasn’t exactly moved to asked life’s bigger questions after the film was through but it was a well worth it journey, that and you get to Rooney Mara get to eat a whole pie in one uninterrupted take (which is kinda haunting).

Job 7:9-10


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