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A Ghost Story (2017)



Critic Consensus: A Ghost Story deftly manages its ambitious themes through an inventive, artful, and ultimately poignant exploration of love and loss.

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With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life's ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A GHOST STORY emerges ecstatic and surreal - a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

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Will Oldham
as Prognosticator
Rob Zabrecky
as Pioneer Man
Grover Coulson
as Man In Wheelchair
Barlow Jacobs
as Gentleman Caller
Kimberly Fiddes
as Making Out
Daniel Escudero
as Making Out
Kesha Sebert
as Spirit Girl
Jared Kopf
as Magician
Afomia Hailemeskel
as Just Wants To Dance
Augustine Frizzell
as Clara's Wife Who Is Writing A Book
Jonny Mars
as Oversharing Man
Rachel Ballard
as Patient Woman
Rachal Ballard
as Patient Woman
Bryan Pitts
as Chairman
Margot Tomerlin
as Pioneer Children
Sara Tomerlin
as Pioneer Woman
Sylvie Tomerlin
as Pioneer Children
Savanna Walsh
as Pioneer Children
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A Ghost Story is the most unusual and loneliest phantasm saga ever to give you the shivers.

July 21, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A hypnotic, melancholic low-budget meditation on love, heartbreak and memory.

July 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As meditations on the banality and helplessness of grieving go, the movie makes a powerful statement.

July 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Lowery's greatest success is in keeping this intentionally spare story from feeling like a gimmick.

July 14, 2017 | Full Review…

A wondrous, delicate shell of a movie

July 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The premise and the framework of the story and the photography are much more memorable than the performances, and that feels mostly by design.

July 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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