Ghost Town

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Ricky Gervais' consistently sharp performance and beautifully dry execution transform this otherwise mainstream comedy into an endearing, funny, and altogether snappy romantic comedy. With ghosts.

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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy, who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen.

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  • Oct 11, 2011
    I actually enjoyed this quite a lot. Sure there's nothing original in the concept of a man who can see ghosts but Gervais is funny in the role and there is even a bit of real emotion attached to the whole thing. Not bad for Gervais' first lead role in Hollywood.
    David S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2011
    Great direction and lead performances make an otherwise generic romantic comedy with an absurd premise an enjoyable ride. In the wrong hands this would've been a forgettable disaster. Something about the protagonist's characterization as a damaged antisocial really resonates with the direction and Gervais's style. Definitely less accessible than your everyday "All-American" romedy but that's what makes the subtle humor so much better to appreciate. It's smart and honest.
    Drake T Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    Ricky Gervais at his best, as usual.
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2011
    Better than I thought but fell abit flat at the end, Not enough comedy for me to enjoy.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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