FILM: BLITHE SPIRIT

2020 / comedy, fantasy / 1h 54min /
directed by Edward Hal / written by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard
country: UK / language: English

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“An impassioned interrogation not only of the period, as embodied by this one specific night, but also of the ongoing quest for racial equality in the US.”
– Sarah Ward , Flicks.com Australia

“Best-selling crime novelist Charles (Dan Stevens) suffers from terrible writer’s block and is struggling to finish his first screenplay. His picture-perfect new wife Ruth (Isla Fisher) is doing her best to keep him focused so they can fulfill her dream of leaving London for Hollywood. Charles’ quest for inspiration leads him to invite the eccentric mystic Madame Acarti (Judi Dench) to perform a séance in his home. He gets more than he bargained for when Madame Acarti inadvertently summons the spirit of his first wife: the brilliant and fiery Elvira (Leslie Mann). Ready to pick up her life right where she left off, Elvira is shocked to discover the prim and proper Ruth is now married to her husband and running her household. Charles finds himself stuck between his two wives and their increasingly over-the-top attempts to outdo one another in this lethally hilarious comedy.”

(source: ifc films)


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