Apple TV produced an action film once described as a “high concept thriller,” Ghosted is now here. With a popular cast and a fun script, seeing this film is something I can cross off my list.
Ghosted (2023) Apple TV Film Review
When the death of a woman living a life that mirrors her own effects Sadie (Ana de Armas), she has concerns she never did before. Feeling lonely and unsure about the life she leads, this inspires her to buy a plant. While at the farmer’s market, Sadie meets Cole Turner (Chris Evans). Newly single, a farmer and more than a tiny bit clingy, no one is surprised his last relationship didn’t last.
However Sadie is someone Cole could see himself being in a relationship with. After a magical day together, Cole is back where he started: ghosted. Still there’s something about Sadie, which prompts him to make the grand romantic gesture…
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Ghosted is one of those movies that throws more than one genre together and hopes it works. In most cases, it does. There’s comedy and adventure, romance and action, all genres comingling and coming together to produce what is actually quite fun. The film is a bit messy with its character backgrounds and what it all means for the choices they make but the fun outweighs it all. Another flaw are the character quirks. What’s supposed to be cute is annoying. It’s heavy on the current standards of what men should be and the trendy architypes of women. In one way I find it quite silly and entertaining. In another, I find it more than just a little bothersome.
The cast is recognizable and fun, plus reunites its stars. Not only did Evans and Ana de Armas co star in Knives Out, they also share credits on the Netflix actioner The Gray Man. They’re fun and the banter plays relatively well even with the loathsome quirks. Plus there’s a cameo duo that’s cool and one fun cameo that is quite unexpected. Tate Donovan, Amy Sedaris and Adrien Brody round out the cast.
Despite being unrealistic, the action sequences are good. They’re very high concept like the early days description and the “big” chase sequence is solid. The film is a good time and has a brilliant soundtrack to keep things rolling. In the end, Ghosted makes me laugh and that’s, for the most part, a big win.
You can stream Ghosted digitally and exclusively on Apple+ TV
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Content: there’s a sex scene in a tangle of sheets. We see them rolling around underneath it, caressing and kissing. They lie together post with “wow” reactions and a question of if Cole is Sadie’s “first” farmer. Someone talks about their past sex and there’s a joke about exes losing body parts. There is some profanity including a use of the f-word. There’s violence if that’s not your thing, skip this one. People are shot. Threats are made. The film is PG-13.
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