Deborah Ross

The acting is very Scooby-Doo: Blithe Spirit reviewed

Not even Judi Dench can save this adaptation

The realism of Scooby-Doo: Isla Fisher, Judi Dench and Dan Stevens in Blithe Spirit. Credit: © Blithe Spirit Productions 2019

The comedy Blithe Spirit was written by Noël Coward in 1941. It is, essentially, about a séance going wrong and a deceased first wife coming back to haunt her husband and his second wife, causing mayhem. Better if she’d been left to rest in peace, and, after seeing this film adaption, you may well wish the play had been left to rest in peace too.

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