Clara's Ghost

Clara's Ghost

Clara's Ghost

In this Sundance hit horror comedy, a mother's psychological wounds manifest themselves as a ghost she believes is haunting her. Written and directed by and co-starring Bridey Elliott, the film takes place over a single night in the family's Connecticut home and co-stars Bridey's real-life family.

"Actor Ted Reynolds (four-time Emmy winner Chris Elliott, Groundhog Day) and Clara (Paula Niedert Elliott), his scattered, homemaker wife, welcome their twenty-something daughters (Abby and Bridey Elliott) — a pair of former child stars — back to their Connecticut home so Ted and the girls can be in a family-themed photo shoot for an airplane magazine. While celebrating their dog’s birthday with amiable drug dealer Poo Poo (Haley Joel Osment), the vodka-loving clan’s banter becomes increasingly bitter and petty, and they devolve into a drunken mess. Meanwhile, a specter only Clara can see urges her to confront her self-centered family." (Sundance Film Festival)

201880 minsUSA
ComedyHorror
33%
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Variety

Variety

press

In the end, there's not enough of distinction or substance to make this absurdist family comedy with a haunted-house angle feel like more than a short's worth of ideas stretched too thin.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

... pitch black to the point that many will find it unbearable. I say stick with it; if nothing else, the film is a work of great daring.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Infrequent actress Paula Niedert Elliott delights in the titular role with a quirky, sympathetic performance that gradually reveals the extent of Clara's psychological wounds.

Variety

Variety

press

In the end, there's not enough of distinction or substance to make this absurdist family comedy with a haunted-house angle feel like more than a short's worth of ideas stretched too thin.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

... pitch black to the point that many will find it unbearable. I say stick with it; if nothing else, the film is a work of great daring.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Infrequent actress Paula Niedert Elliott delights in the titular role with a quirky, sympathetic performance that gradually reveals the extent of Clara's psychological wounds.

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