A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

By David Lowery

  • Genre: Romance
  • Release Date: 2017-07-07
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Director: David Lowery
  • Production Company: Sailor Bear
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 5.49
From 564 Ratings


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.



  • Beautiful and strange and thought-provoking

    By AndrewHinkinsonAuthor
    You're either going to get this film or you won't. If you don't, you're going, in all likelihood, to criticise it. If you do get it, however, you're probably going to rave about it. I definitely get it. It's incredibly sad and moving until the very last moment of the film when a connection to joy is made. It isn't a conceit to use a blanket with eyes to represent the spirit - it works really well to evoke the formless, shifting nature of a spiritual being without flesh. What I get is that the film tries to give us a view of time and the world through the perspective of a spirit, and it mostly manages to do that (as far as anyone can know, of course). A lot of it is performed in silence but with an ethereal, stunning score underpinning every moment. The scene with the pie so often sneered at, because it lasts a long time, actually serves to present to the viewer how compulsive we can be in grief, how focused in on inane activities, and how we can end up becoming aware of what we're doing and then be revolted by it. I think if you've experienced grief and permanent loss, you'll likely feel a strong connection to this film but it can be unsettling and stir the soul up.
  • Unwatchable

    By @HepworthGallery
    Pretentious & really very, very, tedious
  • Beautiful film

    By Red pink bo
    Beautiful, sad, thought provoking, ultimately devastating.
  • Boring af

    By ss12932
    So boring and slow. One point, watched woman eating pie for 12 minutes. Fell asleep halfway. Avoid unless you want to watch film with mostly silence and not much dialogue.
  • Worse than watching paint dry

    By Mr&MrsParsons
    This ‘Arty’ movie has to be the dullest film ever made. Every single scene drawn out for far too long, I thought the director forgot to say cut. One scene watching the actress eat a pie for 10 minutes. Wasted a Sunday afternoon to watch this rubbish. I don’t understand how people enjoyed this. Might as well be a silent movie. I love low budget story driven scripts but this film actually made me angry watching it. Save your money and go and watch a puddle evaporate instead.
  • Really good

    By carefulsquid
    It’s slow and takes its time. But mesmerising wonderful and makes you think about existence etc.
  • Lovely film

    By Liam Daly
    Saw this film last year and really enjoyed it. Beautiful soundtrack too