The chemistry between the two actors in Ghosted I liked it a lot even if the film is a bit repetitive.
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The blind date often sucks. With the increase of dating apps, it has become increasingly difficult for most people to find a soul mate. Many of us have had those first dates where everything seemed to go perfectly, we thought we had met the right person, there seemed to be a spark. Then, from the day after, only total silence from the other person. We send a message or two, but nothing. If this has happened to you too, you have been “ghosted”. That’s the simple premise of the romantic action-comedy’Ghosted” Of Dexter Fletcherwhich marks the third collaboration between Chris Evans and Ana de Armas after “Murder by Death – Knives Out (Knives Out)” And “The Gray Man“.
There was a time when these kinds of big star movies were very popular in Hollywood. Two leading actors were brought together in crazy situations and success was guaranteed. Movies like “Romancing the Stone” or “50 First Dates” are two good examples. After a while, these movies seemed dead and buried among Hollywood ideas, only to make a comeback recently with hits like “The Lost City” with Sandra Bullock and “Ticket to Paradise” with Julia Roberts. “Ghosted” fits perfectly into this vein. It brings together two charismatic stars and launches them into a fun two-hour adventure, full of jokes, sexiness and electrifying chemistry.
When the film introduces us to Cole (Evans), we discover that he is a shy and budding writer who has never lived his life as he would have liked. He gave up his dreams to work on the family farm. His love life is practically non-existent; he claims to be a romantic, but it makes him look like a loser. While working at a market stall, he meets Sadie (Ana de Armas) and the two almost immediately start arguing. After some encouragement from colleagues who sense a spark between them, Cole chases after Sadie and invites her out. The connection is undeniable, and their coffee turns into a full day walking around Washington DC. The flirting leads to kisses, and finally, Sadie invites Cole into her bedroom.
Cole returns home to his family elated, claiming he’s met the right person for him. Of course, he never hears from Sadie again and anxiety sets in. Especially when he sends dozens of intrusive messages without getting any response. As soon as he realizes he left his inhaler in Sadie’s bag, he uses a GPS tracker to find out that Sadie is in England, and with the support of her parents (Amy Sedaris, Tate Donovan), flies overseas to meet her again. . Not long after her arrival, Cole is kidnapped by terrorists who suspect him of infamous arms dealer “The Taxman” and is soon rescued by Sadie, who reveals she is a CIA agent. Sadie reluctantly decides to take Cole along on a daring mission to save the world.
“Ghostedis pretty much what you’ve come to expect from this type of storyline. It has a cute concept and is suitable for all audiences. The chemistry between Evans and de Armas is irresistibly fascinating, and it improves as the film progresses. The characters they play are certainly familiar, with Evans’ Cole appearing to have been written with Ryan Reynolds in mind and de Armas continuing her path as a femme fatale afterward.”No Time to Die” and “The Gray Man”. As archetypal as they may be, Evans and de Armas are simply adorable. They bring such a warm presence to the film which ultimately helps save the film from some major pitfalls.
Alongside Evans and de Armas, there’s also an impressive supporting cast with Adrien Brody as villain Leveque, who enjoys playing an over-the-top villain. Although the character is flat and generic, Brody still manages to dominate every single scene in which he appears. We also see Marwan Kenzari as Marco, a former ally of Sadie’s, and his back-and-forth with the leads delivers good laughs. There are also a number of memorable cameos from well-known faces that are sure to elicit a reaction from audiences.
The weakness of “Ghosted” is the montageespecially in the first act. Even in simple dialogue scenes, the film feels overly edited, so much so that it becomes too destructive. You don’t initially feel the connection between Cole and Sadie during their first date, because half the time it seems Evans and de Armas didn’t even film those scenes together. If this choice was intentional, it was certainly poorly presented. Aesthetically, the film looks rather mundane and devoid of ideas. Aside from the moments of obvious CGI, it doesn’t look visually appealing at all, as if the film relies solely on its charming cast.
Despite a good sense of humor, the script written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers seems uninspired. The love story between Evans and de Armas is sweet, but becomes increasingly repetitive, to the point of making you feel the weight of the two hours of duration. Furthermore, there are many pieces of music that seem to be inserted without a specific purpose, because, let’s face it, “Uptown FunkIt’s not all this coolness we thought it was in 2015.
“Ghostedis far from perfect, but it’s still fun, especially if you’re looking for a light-hearted movie to watch with the family. Evans and de Armas are as charming as ever, and the supporting cast is very solid. There are enough laughs and funny action scenes to warrant my recommendation, but don’t expect much more.
In conclusion, “Ghosted” is a film that, despite some flaws, manages to entertain thanks to the charismatic duo formed by Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, the presence of a top-notch supporting cast and some well-crafted action scenes . If you’re looking for a light and fun movie to watch as a family, this could be the right choice for you.
Ghosted is available on Apple TV.
If you’ve seen it let me know what you think through the comments.
- Nice chemistry between Ana de Armas and Chris Evans
- The supporting cast also fare very well
- Confusing editing
- Repetitive and unoriginal script