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Review: Things Heard And Seen, A Failure As Domestic Drama and Supernatural Thriller

Review: Things Heard And Seen, A Failure As Domestic Drama and Supernatural Thriller

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s no-thrills, no-chills, ultimately shrug-worthy adaptation of Elizabeth Brundage’s 2016 well-regarded, literary novel, Things Heard & Seen, works hard to turn tired, overused tropes into a compelling, engaging, and otherwise enthralling two-hour film starring recent Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried. Spoiler alert: Despite a promising beginning that attempts to split the difference between Spoiler alert: Despite a promising beginning that attempts to split the difference between supernatural horror and domestic drama, the by-now obligatory pre-Internet 20th-century setting (1980), and an overabundance of intriguing, weighty ideas about art, spirituality, and the afterlife, Things Heard & Seen stumbles on practically every level, including as the equivalent of a sizzle reel...

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