A Ghost Story: movie review

Genre: Drama, Romance 

Rated: R - brief language and a disturbing image

Year of release: 2017

Director: David Lowery

Summary: 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.

Review: Like the title subject this is the story of a ghost. Love and loss are all told in the point of view of a ghost which is a white sheet. Remains me of the graphic novel sheets. 

The story is quiet and slow. There are long takes where little to nothing happens. Either builds up to something dramatic or fade out to the next scene. There is little to no dialogue. Film making is a visional media of storytelling. I appreciate movies that used that to their advantage. The story is demanding, making it not for everyone. 

This is an interesting movie and rather..."surreal" as my mom put it. Make you think that it much be really lonely being a ghost. Watching people come and go. No one knowing of your existed. In the end your love ones will always remember you afore you pass away. 


1 comment:

  1. This was such a fair review of this film.

    I must admit that I struggled heavily with the slow pacing of it when I watched it. But I definitely believe there is an audience for every story out there, and some people will really love it!