Kris and I watched it and not only is it funny as hell, but actually has good family stuff and emotion and a great ending.
The movie is based on a short story called “Ernest” by Geoff Manaugh who is a well-known writer of architecture articles and articles on cities and such, mostly for the New York Times Magazine, among other places.
He is also a. major blogger in that field.
The story was first published in Vice in 2017 and optioned almost at once for a movie, but not by Netflix. I have no idea how it ended up in Netflix.
And the story is not at all like the movie, other than the concept that there is a ghost named Earnest in this house.
Manaugh got story credit in the first cards as well as producer credit, so more than likely (me just guessing) he made a good half million off that short story from just the movie. Maybe more with other stuff being optioned now.
So a movie worth watching if you want something that will make you howl with laughter and touch your heart. Called “We Have A Ghost” and just came out on Netflix.
And an author who did the deal right and then got out of the way and let the movie people make a much better movie than the story.