Blithe Spirit (2020)

Blithe Spirit (2020)

Blithe Spirit (2020)

Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Judi Dench star in this adaptation of the 1941 Noël Coward play about the comedic and complex love triangle brought about by a seance gone wrong.

A married writer with writer's block consults a spiritualist medium who accidentally evokes the spirit of his first wife while performing a seance.

2020Rating: CTC95 minsUK
Comedy

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Blithe Spirit (2020) / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This Blithe Spirit dilutes the original's heady cocktail, serving up a sugary punch rather than a dry martini.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Despite the heavyweight cast, the film's production values are those of a kids' TV show that might go out on a weekday afternoon.

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Variety

Variety

A tin-eared, lumpen-footed, almost perversely unfunny new spin on Noël Coward's breezy 1940s farce...

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Makes you howl with anguish that [Fisher] hasn't been handed a better script.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

The film is never a bore (the worst thing to be in Coward’s upper crust circles) and for that we must be thankful. Still, it never quite flies either.

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Stuff

Stuff

A well-executed and acted broad comedy.

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