A Ghost Story

I was pretty unsure what to expect going into this movie but with Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck staring I knew that it would at least be watchable.

The movie starts off pretty slow and while it does not exactly pick up in pace, the interest level definitely gets going.  The entire film pretty much takes place in one home, that was owned by C (Affleck) and M (Mara) where the ghost “haunts” after his death early on in the movie.  I thought that how the movie was shot was also very interesting because it had an older feel to it all, with incredibly simple, yet amazing shots.  Sometimes it is nice to sit an watch a movie that is not CGI obsessed and just uses simple touches to make the film work.  The idea of a movie where the ghost is basically just standing around in a sheet may sound a bit odd but director David Lowery really makes it work in a way that I did not expect.  I will admit at first I found it kind of amusing, but after a while you could almost see the pain that the ghost was enduring throughout the film.

While this will not be up for any Oscars this season this is still a movie worth seeing, even though it will not be for everyone, but I throughly enjoyed the simplistic nature that Lowery was able to capture, as well as the incredibly solid acting done by Affleck and Mara.

 

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