A smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story. In the Irish village of Cobh, Michael (Ciarén Hinds), a lonely widowed father, volunteers his services at the local literary festival. There, he plays on-call driver to two visiting writers: a drunken, egomaniacal celebrity novelist (Aidan Quinn) and a gentle, comely author of paranormal fiction (Iben Hjejle). There’s a love triangle, as well as a ghost that will make you jump (seriously). But what holds The Eclipse together is Hinds’ sorrowful and moving performance as a man haunted in more ways than one. B+
THRILLER Aidan Quinn and Iben Hjejle play authors in this smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Ciaran Hinds, Aidan Quinn; Director: Conor McPherson; Author: Conor McPherson; Release Date Limited: 03/26/2010; Runtime (in minutes): 86; MPAA Rating: R
Posted March 31 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT
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