Watched this with my girlfriend. During the pie scene she asked if we could turn it off as it was boring. I said we'd give it ten more minutes. Her response was to groan, and say: "Ten minutes!" We turned it off about eight minutes later. What I managed to glean from the short amount I did watch, was that it was pompous and deliberately meandering. I think the word is contrived.
This movie is as if Ingmar Bergman directed Ghost. Sure it's got atmosphere, but it's so slow to the point of being oftentimes uninvolving. The character pontificating at the party was obnoxious, giving a speech that would only be considered deep if you were 16. The ending was confusing but interesting. I'm just not a fan of these new art house horror movies like this and The Witch.
Slow and tough to get through. But very moving, and profoundly melancholic. Nihilism, the transience of life and love. Quite sad. And brings to mind questions that all other films do not. Made me reflect on past relationships in a way i havent in a while. But when i think about it, i dont think it is love, just survival. And this film and romance in general propagates a reality that only exists in the movie industry.
At once a metaphorical examination of a relationship in collapse. The man can't come to terms with the potential loss of his other, so he clings, as a literal ghost, to the memory of a place & to the 'grief' of the one who left him. This is fine, but it's the way the film expands into something deeper, more existential, that makes it a masterwork. The hallucinatory death-dream of past, present & future is profound.
Strangely compelling & evocative, considering it's about a dead man (Affleck), absurdly walking around in a hospital sheet. But he is a real ghost imprisoned by his love for M (Rooney) and the material world of the house he lived in before he died. With skill and subtlety Lowery has managed to direct this tale on a minimal budget, and with its heart in the right place. Moving, spellbinding and purposefully slow tale.
Faux-smart anti-horror. This movie truly really wants you to think it's deep. Best scene: a woman eating an entire pie. Worst scene: Philosophy 001 dropout ruining a perfectly ok party with his pompous, zero-calorie monologue. Not even pie can make this a tasty film.