A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Une Histoire De Fantôme

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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"--www.imdb.com.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Histoire de fantôme [DVD]

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jsegoodine
Apr 15, 2019

Gonna be honest, I hated this movie until the last ten or fifteen minutes of it. Then I couldn't look away. For me, this is one of those movies you don't start to love until it's over and you've had time to think about it. Like a workout--you might not enjoy it while it's happening, but once it's over, you're glad you did it.

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BorrowingBabe
Apr 07, 2019

The premise for this movie is provocative, but the execution is WAY off. I kept waiting for something to happen. But it doesn’t. It’s agitatingly boring. And it doesn’t have a clear resolution either. Don’t waste your time.

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snailgem
Mar 12, 2019

Strangest movie I ever saw. I kept waiting to see what would happen, or some profound thought to appear, but no.

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spiritchild
Feb 16, 2019

Not what I was expecting. I did 'watch' it while doing some other things on my Laptop. It gives one an idea of those ghosts who remain and get lost in 'time', as they lost their idea of what exactly they truly needed.

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Ephriam
Jan 02, 2019

I found this movie to be very depressing. It is an artistic portray of a man who choose the the materialistic of a house over the women that loved him. He told her once that the house had history. Now that this man dies in a car crash he has the ability to watch as a ghost of the house from the start of it being built to the end when it is demolished and sky scrapers are built in it's place. He also witnesses all the things he had missed in life from watching the lives of all the people who lived in the house after his death. As he is a spirit he does not acknowledge time therefore he does not understand how much time goes by until he understands that he is dead and disappears in the spirit world. You understand this when the blanket that is over his head goes flat. It is almost as if he is in purgatory. I found the movie to be very depressing and you have to watch the movie with a different attitude then just straight entertainment like watching the Terminator.

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ninanna
Jan 02, 2019

I watched this unwatchable mess for the first ten minutes and then fast-forwarded just to see how it ends. Well, it doesn't. I really can't qualify this as a movie. Did they get a grant or something?

This is sort of a poor man's Terrence Malick film, with a Quentin Tarrantinoesque monologue tossed in towards the end. The movie is heavy on photography over dialogue and story. There is a story though, sort of a conventional man-woman one about loss and longing that almost veers towards SciFi at the end. If you're a Rooney Mara fan you'll probably want to check this out because she has a lot of screen time. When watching the film I couldn't help thinking that our conventional understanding of the afterlife, the ghost story, is way off the mark (which might be what the director is trying to get the audience to realize).

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Blakec_scott
Oct 03, 2018

If you watch movies to add beauty to your life, or for the sake of art, or for the appreciation of craft, then this is a perfect movie. Discount any reviews that say” I watched this while I was...” or “I watched this on fast forward and...” those people miss the point. This movie is moving, beautiful, stunningly photographed, and thought provoking, and each element is dependent on your awareness and the thoughts you bring to the viewing. Not for those looking for action or conventionality obviously!

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noisexorcist
Oct 02, 2018

Too bad for this movie I watched The Killing of a Sacred Deer right before watching this total trash attempt at making an art movie. The comparison between the two was so glaring it made me actually angry at how bad this movie is. I watched this in fast forward and it was still slow. Just because it's slow doesn't make it an art film. Its dumb. And one dimensional. And boring. If you want to watch a real art film, watch The Killing of a Sacred Deer. The only good thing about this movie is it looks like Casey Affleck went and worked out for it. Nice abs Casey, too bad most of your acting was done by a coat rack. Anyway, don't waste your time.

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whatcomhillwalker
Sep 18, 2018

I 'watched' this movie while I worked in the studio. Although it began slowly and progressed slowly and ended slowly, I found myself appreciating the way it was resolved by the finish. It felt like a quiet meditation on death, dying, and grief, that left me with a lingering feeling of peacefulness. But not before creating many moments of disbelief, anxiety and impatience with what appeared to be flaws in the storyline, childlike notions of the afterlife, and the accumulation of what seemed to be unresolvable conflicts. I look forward to seeing this again with new understanding of the story. It may not be as satisfying as the first viewing so I'll give it a few months before looking into it again.

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Oct 19, 2017

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