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A Ghost Story (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.

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David Lowery

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David Lowery
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... C
Rooney Mara ... M
McColm Cephas Jr. ... Little Boy
Kenneisha Thompson ... Doctor
Grover Coulson ... Man in Wheelchair
Liz Cardenas ... Linda (as Liz Cardenas Franke)
Barlow Jacobs ... Gentleman Caller
Richard Krause Richard Krause ... Mover
Dagger Salazar ... Mover
Sonia Acevedo Sonia Acevedo ... Maria
Carlos Bermudez Carlos Bermudez ... Carlos
Yasmina Gutierrez Yasmina Gutierrez ... Yasmina
Kimberly Fiddes Kimberly Fiddes ... Making Out
Daniel Escudero Daniel Escudero ... Making Out
Kesha ... Spirit Girl (as Kesha Sebert)

'A Ghost Story' Director Reveals Haunting Influences

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Resonating with vibrant memories and silent echoes of a shared life, the old house is somehow connected to "C", a sensitive composer who is hesitant of leaving it, while his loving wife "M", on the other hand, is keen on moving out, having an indecipherable but grim premonition of danger. Sadly, disaster soon strikes, and C's untethered spectre which detaches from the lifeless body, rises from the mortician's table, and in a swift decision, decides to linger in this dimension to faithfully follow the grieving M back to the old house. As silent as a shadow and as invisible as the air, C's unappeasable phantom observes M's denial and depression gradually turn to acceptance and even hope, as time unravels, moving forward through the decades. In this earth, man struggles to leave his legacy behind. Is this the way to immortality? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It's all about time.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language and a disturbing image | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Was shot in Irving, Texas, off of the funds made from Pete's Dragon. See more »

Goofs

When the couple first investigates the noise from the piano in the middle of the night, Casey Affleck is barefoot. Near the end of the movie when the scene is revisited, he's wearing socks. See more »

Quotes

houseguest: A writer writes a novel, a songwriter writes a song, we do what we can to endure.
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op. 125
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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If there are ghosts then this movie applies
18 December 2017 | by openminded1313See all my reviews

Ghosts probably do not actually exist. Most likely a "ghost" is seen not by the usual aspect of the eye seeing something and projecting the image to the brain but rather by an image being created by the brain; irrespective of something actually being there. Certainly if ghosts existed they would have been detected by now with the precision scientific instruments now used by researchers. Having said all that I must say that IF ghosts exist then their existence would be like what is shown in this movie. It shows how a ghost could be so determined that it stays around and instead of going to that "somewhere else" that all of us are destined to go to. A somewhat philosophical look at an hypothesized afterlife. A great move about such an ill defined subject. Worth seeing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 July 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Irving, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,030, 9 July 2017

Gross USA:

$1,596,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,951,683
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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