While some people may know the definition of “ghosted” used in more recent times, other people don’t’ know. A Google search provided the following “End a personal relationship with (someone) by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.” Writers Rhett Reese (Zombieland), Paul Wernick (Deadpool), and Chris McKenna (Spider-Man: No Way Home) have written the screenplay Ghosted, it is directed by Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman). No doubt, these three writers have written well-known and action-packed films, so they appear to be an excellent choice to write a movie that takes the lead actors (Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, “The Gray Man”) on a journey on land, sea and in the air. A massive cast of actors stars alongside them, and many appear in cameos.
Look at the cast and crew for this film, and it is very inviting – until you see the story for these characters is not new and very predictable. I admit, after the first 30 minutes, I stepped away from viewing it digitally, slightly disappointed the screenplay appears as part of one similar past film or another, with the romantic set up somewhere in “farmer land” – not an urban setting. When I returned to finish viewing the film, I decided to enjoy the rest of the film involving cars, guns, passwords, and things that go boom. I had a good laugh watching how the other actors were written in this film and the performance of their small cameos – tiny. I can only imagine the three writers having a good time together deciding the names of each character and the length of the respective cameo. I recommend viewing Ghosted, even if you don’t like predictable scripts.
Cole (Chris Evans) is a farmer/agricultural historian and single after trying previously to establish relationships – a bit too quickly. As he is tending to the vendor stands at the market, his customer, Sadie (Ana de Armas), first starts on the wrong foot while discussing plants. He decides to use a different approach to get to know her, and she is willing to hear him out/spend time together. She clearly states she travels for work, is not always home, etc. but is perplexed when she does not respond soon after they are together. With technology, he hatches a plan to join her “at work,” thinking this will make her swoon. His parents (Tate Donovan and Amy Sedaris) want to see him happy and urge him on.
Soon after his arrival, he is mistaken for “The Taxman” and is kidnapped to get the information he has – and a torturer named Borislov (Tim Blake Nelson) – is prepared to act. When Sadie saves him, he soon learns she is a CIA agent working to keep a master criminal, Leveque (Adrien Brody), from acquiring the codes for a new super weapon he is selling. What follows is the international efforts to stop the sale even if the farmer is way out of his league.
Since the ending is predictable, there is also a slight chance that there is room left for viewers to see more of Evans and de Armas on another adventure. It may not be needed, but one never knows when another installment or episode will occur. View on Apple TV+ now – you don’t need to leave home for this.
Source: Apple TV+