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Blithe Spirit (2020)

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A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer's block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

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Edward Hall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Stevens ... Charles Condomine
Isla Fisher ... Ruth Condomine
Aimee-Ffion Edwards ... Edith
Michele Dotrice ... Edna (as Michelle Dotrice)
Dave Johns ... Harold
Emilia Fox ... Mrs Bradman
Zach Wyatt Zach Wyatt ... Tennis Coach
Romina Zapata Romina Zapata ... Tennis Student
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Mr Bradman
Adil Ray ... Mandeep Singh
Judi Dench ... Madame Cecily Arcati
Leslie Mann ... Elvira Condomine
Simon Kunz ... Henry Mackintosh
Callie Cooke ... Googie Withers
Peter A Rogers ... Alfred Hitchcock (as Peter Rogers)
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A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer's block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

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True Love Never Dies


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Rated PG-13 for suggestive references and some drug material. | See all certifications »

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Was sold to sky cinema after covid delayed it's cinema release twice and netflix and amazon had passed on buying the project See more »

Goofs

Early on, Condomine puts a record on an acoustic gramophone and puts the needle down to the left of the spindle, where it would dig into the record if it would play at all. (The image has not been reversed because the record is still turning clockwise.) See more »

Connections

Version of Blithe Spirit (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Leaning on a Rainbow
Performed by Michael Ball
Written by Ian Brown (as Ian W. Brown), Jake Field, Simon Johnson
Courtesy of Mighty Village/EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Decca Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Limited
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Unworthy of Noel Coward or Judi Dench and not funny
14 November 2020 | by afroude-09619See all my reviews

The only levels on which this adaptation succeeds is that it opens the play up so it feels less theatrical. However the new script on retains only a scattering of the Noel Coward dialogue and the new stuff makes all the characters unlikable and tedious. They've even made Madame Arcati's character far less quirky and quite bland. Can't image who the makers think this will appeal to. Traditional Coward fans will hate it and it has nothing to recommend it to anyone else.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,559, 21 February 2021

Gross USA:

$120,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$725,136
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2.39:1
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