Zel is a fortune teller. She works out of her century-old house removing clients' aches and pains, advising gamblers, and channeling cranky spirits for a quick check in with their loved ones. Zel is very good at her chosen profession, but also receives some unique assistance. For as long as she can remember she has shared her home with a group of ghosts -- a priest, a bride, a mute child, some washed up vaudevillians and a noisy, sight-impaired group of musicians, who pass on incredible knowledge and abilities from beyond the world of the living. All goes on at the family homestead as it has for generations, until a mysterious light appears in the woods. The ghosts suddenly realize they are trapped, and forge a rebellion, tormenting Zel with all the aggravation and insanity they can muster. And when Zel uncovers the origins of these spirits, she is forced to choose between her comfortable if strange existence and letting go of the only family she has ever known.
At times I thought what the heck is going on here? I got the premise of a generational fortune teller who is in the family business of fortune telling, future stats and healing thanks to a bunch of ghosts who hang out in her old house. One problem, they are not hanging out, they were trapped by her grandmother.
The movie centers around her and the ghosts but in the mix is the band Califone who provide the soundtrack and appear throughout the movie.
During the first 10 minutes I thought can I make it through this movie but 20 minutes in I was sitting up on the couch instead of lying there.
There are some odd characters like a preacher who is always making out with a bride who died and a little mute girl who turns out to be family.
The movie is carried by actress Angela Bettis who plays Zel. I found myself wondering if she was afraid of the ghosts especially at night. She pours salt around herself when she sleeps. But seems completely unbothered by them during the day when they touch her to help her with her healings or readings.
It was definitely an interesting movie and part of the Indie Pix Mix 10.
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion.