99-Word Movie Reviews: Extra Ordinary

Clever, funny, and occasionally gruesome: a worthwhile Irish romp through the supernatural.

Rose is a lonely driving instructor with supernatural powers. Martin is a widower with an irritating dead wife and an inexplicably floating daughter. Christian is a washed-up one-hit-wonder selling his soul to the devil for another spot on the Billboard Charts. Their stories cross in darkly amusing fashion. Extra Ordinary constantly undercuts the expected horror elements of a ghost story with witty dialogue, gallows humor, and some gross-out comedy (My stomach could have done without the oft-repeated puking gag). Rose and Martin have an endearingly awkward chemistry, and Will Forte’s Christian is hilariously pathetic and evil in not-quite-equal measure.

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EXTRA ORDINARY (2019)

DIRECTORS: Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman

WRITERS: Mike Aher, Enda Loughman, Demian Fox and Maeve Higgins

STARRING: Maeve Higgins, Will Forte, Barry Ward

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