Blithe Spirit

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"True love never dies."
  • PG-13
  • 2021
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.4  (8,454)
  • 26

Blithe Spirit is a 2020 British comedy film directed by Edward Hall and starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, and Aimee-Ffion Edwards. The film is a modern adaptation of the 1941 play of the same name by Noël Coward. The story follows a writer named Charles Condomine (Dan Stevens) who invites the eccentric medium Madame Arcati (Judi Dench) to his home to perform a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. However, things take a supernatural turn when Madame Arcati accidentally summons the spirit of Charles' deceased first wife Elvira (Leslie Mann). Despite Charles' initial shock, he is pleased to see Elvira again and begins to enjoy her mischievous company. However, things quickly become complicated when Elvira begins to interfere in Charles' current marriage to Ruth (Isla Fisher).

Dan Stevens is charming as the suave writer Charles Condomine, who finds himself caught between the living and the dead. Isla Fisher is equally fantastic as Ruth, his skeptical second wife who is none too pleased when Elvira shows up uninvited. Aimee-Ffion Edwards delivers a memorable performance as Edith, the eccentric housemaid who becomes embroiled in the supernatural goings-on.

Leslie Mann is a standout as Elvira, the titular blithe spirit who wreaks havoc on Charles' life. Her devil-may-care attitude is a delight to watch, as she gleefully meddles in Charles' affairs from beyond the grave. Judi Dench is also excellent as Madame Arcati, the bumbling medium who unwittingly summons Elvira. Her scenes are a highlight of the film, as she chews the scenery and injects some much-needed energy into the proceedings.

The film is set in the 1930s and boasts lavish sets, glamorous costumes, and stunning cinematography. The attention to detail is impressive, and the film does an excellent job of recreating the period atmosphere. The witty dialogue and quick-paced banter add to the film's charm, making it an enjoyable watch from start to finish.

Overall, Blithe Spirit is a fun, lighthearted romp that is sure to entertain fans of comedy and the supernatural alike. The talented cast, stylish visuals, and clever writing make it a worthy adaptation of Noël Coward's classic play. Though it may not be the most groundbreaking film, it is a delightful distraction that is sure to brighten up your day.

Blithe Spirit is a 2021 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 26.

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