Blithe Spirit

2020

Comedy / Fantasy / Romance

25
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 28%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 42%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 3087

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Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
April 28, 2021 at 12:04 AM

Director

Cast

Leslie Mann as Elvira Condomine
Isla Fisher as Ruth Condomine
Dan Stevens as Charles Condomine
Judi Dench as Madame Cecily Arcati
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916.92 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 74 / 226
1.84 GB
1920*800
English 5.1
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 49 / 271
912.08 MB
1280*522
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 13 / 108
1.83 GB
1920*784
English 5.1
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 6 / 102

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kathi-22236 9 / 10

So much better than the 1945 version

Honestly, the only performance I thought was better in the old version was Margaret Rutherford as Madame Arcati. I love Judi Dench, but I thought the role was adapted badly in this one (not her fault-she did great with the material she was given). Everything else was much, much better. It was funnier, more risqué, and generally more entertaining (I watched them both within a week or so of each other and watched the older one first). Not to mention that this version had much better performances overall and much better direction (with the aforementioned Madame Arcati exception, which is why I only gave the film a 9).

I played Elvira in our high school production of Blithe Spirit way, way back in 1968. It was my first introduction to Noel Coward and I loved the play. I thought our production was overall pretty awful, but it was fun to do, and was clear that Madame Arcati was the star (though I felt like a star!).

But I loved the feminist twist on the story (so many men all through history have gotten the credit for women's accomplishments), and that twist took the story out of the realm of petty, nasty female characters with no real reason to be hateful and gave some depth to the women characters. And they did this without losing the screwball comedy and sheer fun of the story.

I went into watching with trepidation, but came out quite happy with what I saw.

Reviewed by iwilliams8 8 / 10

Excellent Reimagining.

It would be wrong to simply recreate the original film/play and copy the excellent performance of Margaret Rutherford and I'm delighted that this film does not. It takes the premise of Noel Coward's and, with tongue firmly planted in its cheek, improves upon it immensely.

The characters are all fleshed out far more than in the original. For example, Ruth in the play and original film is dull, boring and flat. Isla Fisher brings a more believable portrayal and relishes the character. Judi Dench's Madame Arcarti is less chaotic than Rutherford but equally enjoyable. Leslie Mann's Elvira brings true threat born from jealousy but keeps it within the realms of the comedic nature of the film

Yes, it's a farce and it's supposed to be. No, this is nothing like the original, but what would be the point? Both versions have their merits and can be enjoyed equally.

Reviewed by Foxtrot-Alpha777 6 / 10

Not as bad as some make out.

If you liked the stage play then I would imagine you would have a few issues with this film, however if you are not aware of the play or the 1945 film based upon the play then you will probably like this version. I never really liked the original film so not that emotional about comparing the two but many prefer the first attempt.

Does this capture Noel Cowards wit, not really but that maybe no bad thing.

Enjoy it for what it is, a simple story with a lacklustre ending to while away some time.

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