Watching Chris Evans and Ana de Armas in the new Apple Original Film “Ghosted,” it’s hard not to think about the power of truly brilliant screenwriting. Specifically, it’s hard not to think about how difficult brilliant screenwriting must be, seeing as it’s nowhere to be found here. We have seen Evans and de Armas separately prove themselves to be immensely charming and charismatic performers, and we have seen them bounce off each other with aplomb in the excellent murder mystery “Knives Out,” which served as something of a larger breakout role for de Armas and as a reminder that Evans had a lot more depth as a performer than just playing Captain America. They have both been very good before, and they’ll hopefully be very good again. As long as they have good scripts, that is, because “Ghosted” sadly ain’t it. Considering that it only takes 105 minutes before the end credits mercifully roll, “Ghosted” ends up taking a little too long to get through its throat-clearing setup. Evans plays the somewhat needy Cole, whose true passion is cultivating plant life but who struggles to keep a long-term relationship. De Armas is Sadie, who says she’s an international art curator and has had trouble herself with her romantic past. The operative word here is “says,” though; they have a somewhat spiky meet-cute, an enjoyable romp in the sheets, and then Sadie seems like she’s embodying the film’s title by not responding to Cole’s many follow-up texts. When he goes […]

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