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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.

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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.

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It's all about time.

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Rated R for brief language and a disturbing image | See all certifications »
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$100,000 (estimated)

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$104,030 (USA) (7 July 2017)

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$1,566,452 (USA) (31 August 2017)
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The pie scene was done with just one take. David Lowery said it was vegan chocolate flavored and delicious. See more »

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houseguest: A writer writes a novel, a songwriter writes a song, we do what we can to endure.
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Written by Kesha (as Kesha Sebert), Toby Halbrooks and Andrew Tinker
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The director thinks he's Bergman and he's not
10 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A pretentious example of a bad Bergman movie. The publicity uses the word "meditation" to excuse the fact that it has no characters, action, or plot. The scenes are static and frequently the only movement is the camera slowly zooming in or out. I suppose this is to give the movie an artsy feel. The message of the movie is that people die and times moves on. That is all you will learn, and if you didn't figure that out by the time you were fourteen . . . We learn almost nothing about the characters or their context. They mostly move and talk like zombies, which is a waster of some very good talent. Midway through the movie there is a long speech by an unnamed character I call The Gasbag, pointing out the obvious about life as if it were a newly discovered insight. It is really just a voice over that leads nowhere. None of the other actors in the scene react to it at all. When I saw it I honestly thought it was ironic, and the movie was going to satirize the genre of intellectually barren self-important indie files, but to my horror I discovered that the director was being serious. There is no humor in the movie, no humanity, no spontaneous moments. When you leave the theater you are not informed, moved, or entertained, just ground down. I compared it to another movie people often walked out of, The Tree of Life, but even though Tree of Life was overlong, self indulgent and badly edited, there was a compelling story at the middle. Stay home.


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