After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
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
Director David Lowery intended to use music from singer-songwriter Ke$ha in the background of the squatters party scene. When producers reached out to Kesha, she not only allowed them to use her songs, she also arrived on set and served as an extra in the aforementioned scene. See more »
At one point the ghost turns and you can clearly see the actor through the sheet, wearing a yellow T-shirt. See more »
We build our legacy piece by piece and maybe the whole world will remember you or maybe just a couple of people, but you do what you can to make sure you're still around after you're gone.
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"A Ghost Story" is one of those films where the director had a good intention and a genuinely creative idea but mishandles his own content. Bizarre as it may be, this film was promising until it's true colors were revealed. The issue "A Ghost Story" has is that it's centered around a deeply intimate human story and fails miserably at delivering anything moving or powerful. This film had potential to be a unique, one-of-a-kind testament to the human spirit, but instead delivers a cheap, boring tale about nothing.
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