5.9/10 (IMDB)

Blithe Spirit

1h 35m Comedy | Fantasy | Romance (Love)
Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit

About

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.

Director

Edward Hall

Cast

Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann, Judi Dench

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2021

Country

UK

Language

English


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "This remake of Noel Coward's frothy dark comedy offers an over-the-top Dan Stevens, visual eye candy, and likely just the right amount of ghostly haunts for those with pandemic fatigue."
    - AWFJ Women on Film
  • "If you enjoy a well-executed and acted broad comedy, then this will be just the tonic you need to put you in the holiday spirit."
    - Stuff.co.nz

Festivals

  • San Diego Int'l Film Festival
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
  • Middleburg Film Festival
  • Montclair Film Festival
  • British Film Festival