‘Blithe Spirit’ Is A Must-Watch For Rom-Com Lovers With A Penchant For The Supernatural

Dan Stevens in a romantic spiritual séance? Sign us up!

Given the events which have unfolded in the past year, the world is short on its share of entertainment. And while Hollywood slowly creeps back into action—following an almost 12-month pandemic lockdown—our remaining line-up of star-studded films have run rather dry—until now.

Enter: Blithe Spirit.

An Amazon Original, the streaming giant is gifting us with a hilarious-yet-spooky rom-com, that’s a must-watch for those of us who enjoy the warm embrace of a romantic flick with the spine-tingling terror of a paranormal plot line.

Based off a 1941 comic play by Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit gets the A Star Is Born treatment in a modern-day adaptation that follows a sceptical novelist who’s stuck in a writer’s block, and in a desperate plea for content, enlists the help of a self-proclaimed medium for content when things go awry. 

Fascinated? Keep reading for everything you need to know about the film—from the plot and cast members to when you can stream it in Australia.

What Is The Plot Of Blithe Spirit?

An adaptation of Noel Coward’s hit play of the same name, the film follows sceptical novelist Charles Condomine, who invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a séance, where he’s hoping to gather material for a new book. However, when the psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned upside down as his wife’s ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth.

Essentially, imagine being in a love triangle with your current wife of five years and your deceased first wide whose soul has been summoned by a spiritualist, who you thought was a fraud. If that perplexing concept sounds like a delightful watch, then Blithe Spirit is the pick for you.

But don’t take our word for it, check out the trailer below to see for yourself.

WATCH BELOW: Blithe Spirit Trailer

Who Is Cast In Blithe Spirit?

As is the case with most Amazon Originals, the cast list is riddled with star power. Leading the line-up is Leslie Mann (Knocked Up) as Elvira Condomine, Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as Charles Condomine and Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby) as Ruth Condomine.

Joining them is the iconic Judi Dench (
Skyfall) as Madame Arcati, Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Peaky Blinders) as Edith and Michele Dotrice (A Very British Christmas) as Edna, just to name a few.

Blithe Spirit

Where Can We Watch Blithe Spirit In Australia?

Looking for your next binge-watch? Blithe Spirit will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 2.

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