Blithe Spirit (2020) Movie Review

Blithe Spirit is a fun fantasy romantic comedy.

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Director: Edward Hall

Writer: Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth (Screenplay)

Starring: Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Michele Dotrice, Dave Johns, Emilia Fox, Judi Dench, Leslie Mann

Plot: A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer’s block. Accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife. Which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Blithe Spirit starts when a struggling writer Charles Condomine (Stevens) looks to get inspiration for his next story. His wife Ruth (Fisher) trying her best to support him.

When Charles sees Madame Cecily Arcati’s (Dench) performance. He wants to learn about the spiritual summoning, inviting her to his home for a reading. Leading to Charles deceased wife Elvira (Mann) returning as a ghost to haunt him, leading to a strange love triangle.

Thoughts on Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit is a fantasy comedy that will see a struggling writer get caught in between two loves. His current wife and his dead wife who has returned to haunt him. Looking to kill off current wife to win his back. This comedy will play into the upper-class along with showing the struggles of a writer.

The performances will get the laughs along the way. The world created will put us into the world of the era to leave us in the right environment for the film. There will be a look at how losing a wife will always keep a place in someone’s heart, with that love potentially causing problems in a new marriage, along with showing how people will try anything for one last visit from their loved ones from beyond the grave.

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