Blithe Spirit. Image shows from L to R: Elvira Condomine (Leslie Mann), Madame Cecily Arcati (Judi Dench), Charles Condomine (Dan Stevens), Ruth Condomine (Isla Fisher). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL.

Blithe Spirit (2021)

2021 British comedy film adaptation of Noël Coward's play. Stars Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Isla Fisher, Judi Dench, Emilia Fox and others.

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Review: Blithe Spirit is a frantically paced film

Live plays exited the stage during the pandemic but you can get your theatre fix with a new screen adaptation of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.

The comic play, which was made into a wonderful 1945 film starring Rex Harrison, tells the story of award-winning novelist Charles Condomine (Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens) suffering writer's block after years of critical success.

Dulcie Pearce & Grant Rollings, The Sun, 15th January 2021

Blithe Spirit review

Shallow but fun.

Brian Viner, Daily Mail, 15th January 2021

Blithe Spirit review

Noël Coward's play gets a ferocious mauling in this witless reinvention.

Kevin Maher, The Times, 14th January 2021

Blithe Spirit - Coward would be turning in his grave

Dan Stevens, Judi Dench and Isla Fisher star in a travesty of the playwright's supernatural comedy

Danny Leigh, The Financial Times, 14th January 2021

Blithe Spirit review

Edward Hall's adaptation of Noël Coward's classic comedy opens up the story and provides a more modern touch.

Euan Franklin, Culture Whisper, 13th January 2021

Blithe Spirit review

The Noël Coward remake is fun but it's missing something.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes, Entertainment Focus, 13th January 2021

Blithe Spirit - Judi Dench presides over a death farce

Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann and Isla Fisher mug spiritedly but there is little life in this unfunny Noël Coward adaptation.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 13th January 2021

Blithe Spirit review

Uneven with some good bits, it's less of a poltergeist and more of a wisp.

Sarah Miles, The Digital Fix, 12th January 2021

Blithe Spirit review: Judi Dench is utterly wasted

A struggling script is given a boost by its spirited cast, including Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann].

Francesca Steele, i Newspaper, 12th January 2021

Blithe Spirit review

Blithe Spirit is a film that makes the audience smile more than actually laugh.

Musanna Ahmed, The Upcoming, 11th January 2021