A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Blu-ray Disc - 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.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lions Gate Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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lindy919
Nov 19, 2017

I don't know how anyone could misinterpret this movie as horror related given the description and the cover. Interesting, though a bit drawn out in parts, this explores time and loss from a creative point-of-view. I can't claim to understand all that was going on in the last half hour but it definitely made me think. And, yes, I DID fast-forward through the pie eating scene.

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weeksworld
Nov 19, 2017

With a title of “A Ghost Story”, one would think it could be scary. Nope. Creepy? Naw. A thriller maybe. You wish. In the category of non-scary, non-creepy ghost stories, you have to compare it to say, “Ghost” or “Always” which are two good movies because … you identify with the protagonist or, at least, you know their character. In AGS, the protagonist is dead by the 12th minute. The wife is gone by the half hour. The rest of the movie has our main character under a large white sheet with two dark holes for eyes. What is his motivation? What kind of person was he? Was he warm? Were they thinking of having children? What did he even do for a living? Or her? There’s no connection. Every scene is a long take of him just standing and watching. He remains at the house long afterwards. Oh yeah! She left a note in the wall! He can smash dishes, pound on the piano but he can’t work a tiny note out of a crack in the wall. He gains abilities. The house is gone so he goes back in time so he can try to get the note again. Spoiler!! We never find out. That’s because … whatever. I started to get a message when the partygoer started rambling about how fleeting everything is. Even symphonies and works of art will eventually be destroyed by apocalypses and even if new ones replace those, the universe will eventually expand to slowly die of heat death. So? Live for the moment? Believe in a god? Try to attain access to one multiuniverse where it doesn’t die of heat death? Nope. Lets maintain the ambiguity and have the audience choose their own. This is called “pretentiousness” people. Make note: the director’s name is David Lowery. Stay away from that guy.

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KariLynnL
Nov 11, 2017

This moving was so drawn out and boring. After watching it I still don't understand the point of it. Wish I hadn't wasted my time.

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JasRai25
Nov 10, 2017

I just watched 20 minutes of this movie and I'm on the scene where she is eating the pie. Seriously I want to slap the director of this movie. This could of been a Good movie but you messed it up!!! I thought this was going to be an intriguing movie...smh.

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rinaldoverde
Nov 08, 2017

Profound? Yeah, right. More like amateurish. Pitiful. As a kid of 10 my pals and galpals put on better stuff in our dad's garage. 90 minutes gone forever. Best part was pie eating to asuage grief The only part with any feeling. Tragic it didn't last. Insulting.
...Rinaldo

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DarkZelda
Nov 07, 2017

Watching paint dry would have been more exciting, total waste of time.

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Kagamusha
Nov 06, 2017

I didn't see what the whoop-ti-Doo was about this flick. Slow, slow, slow. Most of the points they were making, had been made earlier, repetitively. I will say, great Sheet, excellent draping. But, come on, you really think Casey Affleck was under it?!?. This would have, and should have, been a live action short.

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Goddess
Nov 02, 2017

That was a waste of time even fast-forwarded.

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samjenks
Oct 27, 2017

Casey Affleck makes terrible movie. You will fast forward through this one. Why would people spend money to make something like this? And I agree the Library should not spend our money on this!

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conniemaas
Oct 24, 2017

Why did the library buy ten copies of this very bad movie?

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Oct 19, 2017

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